Entries by Cecilia Engler

ICJ to deliver its Judgment in the Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile) Case on 27 January 2014

  In a Press Release dated December 13, 2013, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced that it will deliver its Judgment in the case concerning the maritime dispute between Peru and Chile on Monday, 27 January 2014. A public sitting will take place at 3 p.m. (The Hague time) at The Hague, the seat of […]

First Climate Change Refugee?

For years, scholars and practitioners have anticipated and discussed the massive challenges on migratory policies resulting from climate-induced changes. It seems that the world has reached the stage where that theoretical discussion becomes a very real legal question. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) broadcasted a very interesting report around the story of Iaone Teitiota, a […]

Fifth Alumni Meeting is Wrapping Up

It has been a busy week for the Alumni of the Pacific Island States and the DOALOS and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat representatives participating in the Fifth Alumni Meeting in Suva, Fiji. The meeting started with a set of lectures by DOALOS, including presentations by Director Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli and the United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme […]


With increased awareness of the critical status of most marine ecosystems around the world, recent years have seen a plethora of national, regional and global initiatives seeking to maintain and restore marine ecosystem health and integrity. Undoubtedly, the driving force behind these initiatives has been the international commitments adopted under the umbrella of the World […]