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Domestic customary law & ocean governance: an introduction to different perspectives and approaches, global

One Ocean Hub

University of Strathclyde, UK.

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  • oceans,
  • ecosystems assessment,
  • video,
  • Law,
  • Ghana,
  • South Africa,
  • the Carribbean,
  • Fiji,
  • Ocean Governance
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  • Policy makers,
  • Researchers,
  • Students,
  • Teachers
  • English
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This webinar focuses on an introduction to domestic customary laws of the coast and sea within the context of ocean governance.

Eight speakers will provide short 5-minute presentations on customary laws within an ocean governance context across distinctive disciplinary (including law, political ecology, anthropology, and history) and regional (including Ghana, South Africa, the Caribbean, and Fiji) contexts. The session includes a mixture of One Ocean Hub researchers and Nippon Fellow Alumni. After presentations, the session then focuses on reflection, questions, and discussion surrounding the status, importance, and integration of customary law within national and international ocean governance.

1. Dr Alana Lancaster, University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados
2. Dr Laura Major, the University of Strathclyde, UK
3. Dr Philile Mbatha, the University of Cape Town, South Africa
4. Dr David Wilson, the University of Strathclyde, UK
5. Dr Bolanle Erinosho, the University of Cape Coast, Ghana
6. Ms Dysi Polite, the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia
7. Mr Godwin Dzah, the University of British Columbia, Canada
8. Dr Joytishna Jit, CRC CARE, Australia
9. Dr Jacqueline Espenilla, the Department of Justice of the Philippines & the University of the Philippines College of Law, the Philippines
10. Dr Senia Febrica, the University of Strathclyde, UK