IFLOS Virtual Event - BOOKED OUT

Since this year's Summer Academy had to be postponed to next year due to the pandemic that is still unraveling around the world, IFLOS is proud and excited to host a half-day-long virtual event with distinguished speakers and engaged alumni on 13 August 2020 9:00 - 15:00 (CEST). The event will take place via an online video conference.

We are very happy to announce that the event is already booked out and overwhelmed by the broad interest, but sad that we cannot accept further registrations. We hope to see you soon at one of our other events! The registered participants will receive a notification soon on whether they have registered early enough to be accepted. Those accepted will receive the programme and the link to the event.

For those that have come too late: Don't worry! The presentations will be recorded and made available to you in a fashion that has yet to be determined. Stay tuned for updates!

Topics revolve around law-making and Law of the Sea and shine a light on many aspects of the inception of new law and the changing of existing law. Speakers include ITLOS President Jin-Hyun Paik, Judge Liesbeth Lijnzaad, Judge Tomas Heidar, Prof. Filippo Lorenzon and Prof. James Harrison.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you at our event!

All questions may be directed to summeracademy@iflos.org

COVID19: 2020 Summer Academy postponed!

It is with a heavy heart that the IFLOS Board of Directors has decided to postpone this session of the yearly Summer Academy to next year, due to the uncertainties caused by the COVID19 virus pandemic. In light of the health risks, current travel restrictions and immigration bans with no reliable prognosis as to when these may be lifted, the team cannot go ahead with the planning and organization of the Summer Academy. We are very sorry to have to take this decision and hope that everyone who was interested in this year's session can understand it. Please stay healthy and safe! Best wishes from Hamburg.

Welcome to IFLOS

Our mission

The International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (IFLOS) was founded in Hamburg in order to increase public awareness of the important work of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). One of the main tasks of IFLOS is to strengthen the knowledge of Law of the Sea and Maritime Law internationally, in particular in less developed countries. We intend to foster the dialogue between the academic world, the Judges of the Tribunal and those working in the field of maritime commerce.

Our summer academy

Since its founding in 2007 the "IFLOS Summer Academy" at the seat of ITLOS in Hamburg has become a center of excellence for students and junior staff in the field of international law of the sea and maritime law. The schedule also includes maritime-related subjects from economics and natural sciences. Judges from the Tribunal and renowned representatives from academia and maritime commerce serve as lecturers to a carefully selected group of highly motivated participants from around the globe.

Our Partners

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is the natural and most important partner of the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (IFLOS). However, the Foundation takes pride in the fact that also other prestigious institutions support our activities, the IFLOS Summer Academy in particular. We recommend to find out more about these partners on our partners page. There are various areas of common interest as well as joint activities; we will publish events on our events pages from time to time.

ITLOS Rotunda

The Tribunal

Venue for Jurisprudence, Research and Learning in the field of International Law of the Sea at a global level.

Center of Excellence

Dedicated group of highly-motivated participants from around the world.

Global Network

High potential future decision makers from over 125 countries.