Conference and Call for Papers: The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security


Friday 8th June 2018

UK.London. Leiden Law School hosts a conference on ‘The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability’ from 25 to 26 October 2018. It takes place in the framework of the ILS 2.0 research project ‘Policing the high seas: maritime law-enforcement in a multi-actor environment’.

The conference is organised by the Europa Institute in cooperation with four Interest Groups of the European Society of International Law (ESIL): the Interest Groups on the EU as a Global Actor, on Migration and Refugee Law, on International Human Rights Law, and on the Law of the Sea.

The aim of the conference is to explore what competences the EU has to act in the maritime domain, what obligations it is bound to when doing so, and how judicial oversight over these activities can be ensured. Studying the EU’s competences, obligations, and accountability in this respect informs the broader question of whether the EU, being neither a state nor a classic international organisation, has a role to play in the global maritime domain and how that role could be shaped.
Call for Papers
We invite submissions of abstracts for papers that engage with the competences, obligations, or accountability of the EU and its Member States for activities in the area of maritime security. Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words and submitted no later than 30 June 2018 via email to
For more details on the topic, the conference as well as the call for papers visit the Leiden University website.

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