Ambassador James Harrison’s training session in Hamburg


Dr James Harrison recently visited Hamburg to run a two-day training session at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), an international court established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The session was delivered as part of the ITLOS-Nippon Foundation Training Programme on Dispute Settlement and the Law of the Sea, which is designed to provide an opportunity for young lawyers and government officials from developing countries to deepen their knowledge and understanding of law of the sea issues.  This year, the programme is being attended by participants from Mexico, Congo, Madagascar, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Albania and Ukraine.  The session run by Dr Harrison focused on climate change and the law of the sea. Dr Harrison gave a lecture on this topic, followed by a number of practical legal problem-solving exercises for the participants in the programme.