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Austrian Embassy: lecture "Piracy / Law of Sea" (Ottawa)

This is to cordially invite you to a lecture by Mr. Helmut Türk on 14 October Protected content 12:30 pm at Carleton University. Mr. Türk is Austrian and Vice-President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Judge Türk will speak about “Piracy and the International Law of the Sea” at the Norman Paterson school of international affairs.

Sincerely,
Peter Storer
Director
Austrian Cultural Forum Ottawa

Piracy and the International Law of the Sea

Judge (Ambassador) Helmut Türk
Vice-President, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Piracy has long been a problem for oceanic shipping. In recent years, the locus and intensity of piracy has shifted from the straits of Malacca, near Indonesia, to the Gulf of Aden, near the coast of Somalia. In Protected content , there were some 21 reported attacks off the Somali coast. As of Protected content , this number has increased significantly to roughly Protected content attacks. At present, an international naval fleet is present in the Gulf of Aden in an effort to both deter piracy and to capture perpetrators. Yet those pirates that are captured within international waters are often subject to little, if any, legal punishment. Judge (Ambassador) Helmut Türk, who is currently Vice-President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, has advised the United Nations on numerous matters regarding the law of the sea and will speak about this growing scourge of piracy. The Tribunal, established by the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea, adjudicates violations of the Convention that are brought forth by either state or non-state parties.

Judge (Ambassador) Helmut Türk is a legal expert on matters pertaining to the law of the sea and is currently Vice-President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He has previously held positions within the United Nations, including an advisor to the Austrian delegation to the UN ( Protected content ), advisor to the UN Seabed Committee Protected content , and President of the Meeting of State Parties of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea ( Protected content ), among many others. He has published widely on the laws of the sea, as well as human rights issues.

Thursday, 14 October Protected content

12: Protected content pm

Dunton Tower, Room Protected content

Carleton University

Light sandwich lunch will be provided.

Registration requested by Monday, 11 October
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or calling 613.520. Protected content 6671

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