Event Date: May 11, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:30pm Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 4007, 120 University Private, Ottawa
Presented by the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS).
A light lunch will be served.
Prof. Kuen-chen Fu has an LL.M. and SJD (with specialization in oceanic law) from the University of Virginia School of Law. In 2013, he was awarded the honorary PhD by the Far East Federal University in Russia. He is an experienced arbitrator alongside his current duties as Professor and Dean of the South China Sea Institute. He is editor-in-chief of China Oceans Law Review (COLR), and the South China Sea Bulletin, and a member of Editorial Board of Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law.
He will discuss the current issues concerning the South-China Sea region. As an international lawyer and a long time researcher on the subject, he will be offering his interpretation and historical observations of this timely topic. His talk will cover the following: land controls and the sea, territorial sovereignty, legality of the U-shaped Line / the Sectioned Line and status of historic rights and their relationship with United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)