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Law of the Sea

Extended Continental Shelf Issues

A zone of contention?

Stuart Kaye

Stuart Kaye Biography

Stuart Kaye, BA, LLM, JSD, GDLP, FRGS

Connection to MELP

Stuart Kaye is a former MELP graduate student at Dalhousie Law School.

Current position

  • Director and professor of law within the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security
  • He also holds the rank of Commander in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve, serving as a legal officer, principally providing advice in operations and international law for the ADF and Border Protection Command.

Education

Stuart Kaye holds degrees in arts and law from the University of Sydney, winning the Law Graduates’ Association Medal. He also has a doctorate in law from Dalhousie University.

Areas of focus

  • Law of the sea
  • International law

Selected publications

He has written over 90 books, articles and chapters. A few of his books include:

  • Australia's Maritime Boundaries (2001)
  • The Torres Strait (1997)
  • International Fisheries Management (2001)
  • Freedom of Navigation in the Indo-Pacific Region

Career highlights

  • Past dean of law at the University of Western Australia
  • Held a chair in law at the University of Melbourne, 2006-2010
  • Dean and professor of law at the University of Wollongong, 2002-2006



(Forgotten) Humans at Sea and the Law of the Sea

Introduction to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Moira McConnell

Moira McConnell Biography

Moira L. McConnell, LLB, PhD

Connection to MELP

Dr. McConnell is the associate director of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW), and also a MELP grad.

Current position

  • Professor of law and associate director of MELAW (director of the MELP)

Education

  • PhD (Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia)
  • LLB (Dalhousie Law School, Canada)           
  • BA (University of Victoria, Canada)

Areas of focus

Public and private international law and domestic law including:

  • law of the sea
  • maritime law and policy
  • international labour law
  • environmental law
  • governance systems
  • corporate law and governance
  • administrative and constitutional law
  • contract law
  • human rights

Selected publications

  • More than 100 publications over 30 years in a wide range of topics
  • Author of a major book, The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 A Legal Primer to an Emerging International Regime (with Dominick Devlin and Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry)
  • Co-editor of the international interdisciplinary Ocean Yearbook (1998–ff)
  • Associate editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law (2006–ff)
  • Editorial board member of the WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs
  • Advisory board member of the Global Journal of Comparative Law and the Journal of Arbitration and Mediation

Career highlights

  • Special advisor to the International Standards Department, International Labour Office (ILO) of the United Nations in connection with the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention (2006) since 2003
  • Expert faculty member for the Maritime Labour Academy based at the ILO’s International Training Centre, Turin, Italy
  • Professor (seconded from Dalhousie University), World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden
  • Lead legal consultant, GLOBALLAST Project, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Executive director, Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia
  • Articled clerk, Supreme Court of Canada (the Hon. Bertha Wilson)



Jurisdiction v. Principles in the Law of the Sea

Continuity and adaptation

Phillip Saunders

Phillip Saunders Biography

Phillip Saunders, QC

Connection to MELP

  • Graudate of Dalhousie Law School, in MELP
  • Student research assistant and later research associate with Dalhousie Ocean Studies Program
  • Has served as director and associate director of MELP

Current position

  • Associate professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
  • Associate professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University
  • Research fellow, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University

Education

  • LLB (Dalhousie University)
  • MA (Dalhousie University)
  • BA (Hon) (Dalhousie University)

Areas of focus

  • Public international law
  • Law of the sea, including:
    • Fisheries law
    • Maritime boundary delimitation
    • Offshore oil and gas development
  • Law and development
  • Tort law
  • Judicial remedies

Selected publications

  • International Law: Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied in Canada,8th ed with H. Kindred, R. Currie et al, co-general editor and co-author (2014)
  • “Sustainability and the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: Science, Socioeconomic Forces and Governance”, with John G. Phyne, Michael J.W. Stokesbury and Montana F. McLean, (2013)
  • “Bahamas – Cuba”, with Loren Klein and Natasha Turnquest, in International Maritime Boundaries, 1-14 (2013)
  • “The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission: Management Challenges and Development Imperatives”, in D. VanderZwaag & D. Russell, eds., Recasting Transboundary Fisheries Management Arrangements In Light of Sustainability Principles, (2010)
  • “Canada and St. Pierre and Miquelon Transboundary Relations: Battles and Bridges”, with D. VanderZwaag, in D. VanderZwaag & D. Russell, eds., (2010)

Career highlights

  • Dean and Weldon Professor of Law, Dalhousie Law School, 2005-2010
  • Senior policy advisor (1991-92), Field Representative – South Pacific (1989-1991) and Programme Officer (1985-1989), International Centre for Ocean Development, 1985-1992
  • Research associate, Dalhousie Ocean Studies Programme, 1984-1985
  • Counsel to Nova Scotia in Arbitration of the NS-Newfoundland & Labrador Maritime Boundary, 2000-2001
  • Counsel and advisor to the Government of the Bahamas in the negotiation of maritime boundaries with Cuba and the USA