On May 22nd, 2019 The Hague Academy of International Law and The Hague Diplomatic Office of Singapore jointly organized an event on the theme "Recent Developments in the Law of the Sea".
The welcoming remarks were delivered by H.E. Mr. Jaya Ratnam, Ambassador of Singapore, and Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin, Secretary-General of the Academy. After the introduction, the two speakers, Professor Tullio Treves and former Judge at the International Court of Justice Mr. Raymond Ranjeva took the floor. Professor Treves presented his observations on "The Law of the Sea and the Role of the Judge", while Mr. Ranjeva expressed his views on "International Law of the Sea and Globalization".
A question-and-answer session with the guests, followed by closing remarks by Mrs. Rena Lee, Minister-Counsellor at The Hague Diplomatic Office of Singapore and concurrently Singapore’s Ambassador for Oceans and Law of the Sea Issues, concluded this discussion. All attendees to the event were afterwards invited to the reception generously hosted by The Hague Diplomatic Office of Singapore.