On the sidelines of the recent UN conference on oceans and the law of the sea, the Monaco Permanent Mission in New York organised an event for French-speaking legal advisers.
Professor Mathias Forteau, from the University of Paris-Nanterre, presented a work entitled “Treatise of International Law of the Sea”. This book, which offers an exhaustive view of maritime law, as contained in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982, is an indispensable working tool for students and practitioners of the international law of the sea.
Annick de Marffy-Mantuano, President of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Economic Law of the Sea (INDEMER), presented the work of this Institute, created in the Principality in 1985. She emphasised the importance of an integrated approach between the legal, economic, environmental and political domains.
The discussions during this meeting on December 6 highlighted the importance of promoting legal publications in French. Collaboration with the Permanent Representation of the International Organisation of Francophonie, in New York, is already envisaged on the same topic next year.