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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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World Investment Forum
15 October 2018
Yulia Levashova and Tineke Lambooy will join a break out session at the World Investment Forum 2018 in Geneva.
Rights for the River workshop
8 October 2018
The recent developments to grant rights or legal personhood to rivers was the theme of a workshop organised by three researchers of Utrecht University.
5 October 2018
Levashova discussed the application of the concept of legitimate expectations in international investment law and state aid law.


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.