The newly-established ISGS international office has launched "Global Seminar" series in 2021. It will invite prominent guests from other universities and institutions to deliver insightful talks to Kyushu University community including our students. Don't forget to check this website once in a while! The first speaker is from the Maritime International Law. Hope to see you online. Date & Time: Sep 13, 2021, 10:00-12:00 JST Title: Rules of Engagement at Sea (Presentation in English) Speaker: Dr. ISHII Yurika (Asso. Prof., National Defense Academy, Japan) Pre-registration: https://forms.office.com/r/js1f0ynxqn
Abstract: Incidents at sea over maritime resources in the South China Sea have continued for more than a decade. Because of a weak collaboration among the maritime law enforcement agencies and the disputes over islands and maritime title, there remains a risk of conflicts. In light of the importance of the region, this presentation discusses the basic structure of the law of the sea and public international law governing the use of force at sea. It will review recent updates of coast guard laws in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, with particular attention to the significance of the “maritime zone” concepts that appear in several laws and potentially excessive authorization of use of weapons. Biography: Dr. Yurika Ishii is an Associate Professor at the National Defense Academy of Japan, where she is in charge of the law of the sea and public international law courses. Her areas of interest include general public international law, law of the sea and international and transnational criminal law. She achieved a Ph.D from the University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Laws and Politics, with a thesis on international regulation of economic crimes, published as International Regulation of Transnational Crimes (Yuhikaku, 2017) (Japanese).