The Law School's Dr Yiallourides gave a guest seminar at the International Law Colloquium organised by the Graduate Schools of Law and Politics of the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Dr Yiallourides seminar examined the current state of affairs in the South China Sea, particularly over maritime and territorial disputes, and the impact of these disputes on the security environment of the region including Japan and of the international community. His talk assessed the legality under international law of certain actions, such as the occupation and militarization of disputed islands, unilateral petroleum drilling operations backed by armed vessels and the threat or use of force against fishing vessels operating in disputed waters.
The topics covered in the seminar are part of Dr Yiallourides' ongoing work on maritime and territorial disputes with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).
The International Law Colloquium is a scholarly event, held once every two months, through which researchers, academics and practitioners of international law come together to discuss pressing legal issues facing Japan and the international community.