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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17 February 2020
Participants discussed, at Utrecht University, the issue of rights of coastal States and other States, preparing for the UN treaty on marine biodiversity.
17 February 2020
Scientists of Utrecht University participated in a workshop on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. The UN is working on a treaty on this.
boten van vissers in Whitstable, Engeland
29 January 2020
Interested participants are cordially invited to submit abstracts by 30 March on how the law can contribute to the sustainable use of the oceans.


Podcast setting met microfoons op tafel
14 April 2020 15:00 - 17:00
Dr. Willem Janssen and dr. Katharine Fortin are organising a podcasting workshop for academics at Utrecht University's School of Law on 14 April.