29 May 2019 from 15:15 to 17:00

PIL luncheon: The Norstar case and the freedom of navigation in international law

Norstar ship

Shichen Tian will present his research titled "The Norstar case and the freedom of navigation in international law". The event will be chaired by Dr. Otto Spijkers from Utrecht University.

Shichen is also the Vice President of Grandview Institution & Director of Collaborative Innovation Center for International Military Operations Law Studies. He obtained his first master degree in Military Law from PLA Xi’an Politics Academy, China and his second master degree in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham under the auspices of the UK FCO Chevening Scholarship. 

His academic interests include the international law of the sea, international humanitarian law and international criminal law, where he has published extensively in recent years. Before he retired from the military, Captain TIAN was the head of the Department of Crisis Management and Media Relations, the Information Office of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of People’s Republic of China. He served as a legal advisor for MND and PLA Navy and worked at various operational, legal and academic positions within the PLA Army, Navy and the headquarter of MND.

During the luncheon, Shichen will analyze the Judgment of the Norstar case with a focus on the evolution of the principle of freedom of navigation in international law. First of all, a review of the history, sources and jurisprudence of the doctrine of freedom of navigation in international law will be given. Then, he will point out issues that have been neglected or have not been clearly decided by the Tribunal.

We hope many of you can make it for this NILOS/PIL luncheon. No prior sign-up is required – students and staff members are welcome!

Start date and time
29 May 2019 15:15
End date and time
29 May 2019 17:00