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The Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) of Utrecht University does research in the area of water law, oceans law, environmental law, climate law and sustainability law.

Its leading position in the area of water and oceans law and policy is partly due to international collaboration and a keen eye for the application of scientific insights into practice. Members of the research group advise international organisations, the European Commission and various Dutch and other governmental and private institutions and participate in various international consortia. 
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Nelson Coehlo PhD Defence
13 February 2019
His PhD supervisors were prof. Cedric Ryngaert and prof. Seline Trevisanut.
Solene Guggisberg
13 February 2019
Solène Guggisberg presented a paper at the Women in International Law event "New female voices in legal academia".
Staart van walvis steekt boven zee uit
13 February 2019
Solène Guggisberg blogs on the legal implications of Japan's withdrawal.


waterkraan met druppel
5 March 2019 20:00 - 21:30
How do we distribute water in a fair and sustainable way? Does nature also have the right to water? With human rights scholar Dr Daphina Misiedjan.
NILOS Moot Court Competition
22 May 2019 09:00 - 24 May 2019 18:00
The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) presents the first NILOS Moot Court Competition at Utrecht University on 22, 23 and 24 May 2019.