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Law and Judiciary

Law and Judiciary

Cluster Description

From the beginning of our statehood in 1959, Singapore recognised the fundamental importance of the Rule of Law in order to ensure effective governance, economic development and the conduct of international relations. Our laws and judicial system have been developed in the context of the social, economic and security imperatives that we are faced with and are constantly under review. Courses under this cluster will cover areas ranging from end-to-end court technology, international dispute resolution to Law of the Sea.

Course Course Dates Closing Date of Nominations
International Dispute Resolution 21 to 23 June 2017 10 May 2017
End-to-End Court Technology 10 to 14 July 2017 29 May 2017
International Law of the Sea 13 to 17 November 2017 2 October 2017

International Law of the Sea

Course Objectives

The course focuses on the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and covers the rights and obligations of states in the various maritime zones. It also examines the rights and obligations of sovereign states in each zone, and the role of key international organisations such as the International Maritime Organization, the FAO Fisheries Division, and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, etc.

Participant Profile

Officials involved in issues related to the Law of the Sea

Topics include

  • Overview of International Law and Law of the Sea
  • Maritime boundary delimitation and economic zones
  • UNCLOS dispute settlement mechanisms
  • Maritime scientific research


Closing Date for Nominations: 2 October 2017