The Spanish Association of International Law and International Relations Professors (AEPDIRI), together with the University of Córdoba (Spain), is pleased to share this CALL FOR PAPERS for an international conference on “The European Union’s contribution to the protection of biological resources in marine areas of international interest”.
This conference, which will be held on 16-17 April 2020 at the University of Córdoba in the framework of the EUGLOBAL project (Jean Monnet Project Globalizing the Union’s Debate: Internal and External Leadership in an Era of Challenges), is open to the members of the association and anyone interested in discussing the EU’s contribution to the protection of biological resources in marine areas of international interest.

There will be four panels, each including two conferences and three papers.
The first panel will address the protection of fishery resources in the exclusive economic zone, assessing whether the EEZ has served the purpose of preserving marine living resources.
The second panel will examine the protection of fishery resources in the high seas from a regulatory and practical perspective.
The third panel will focus on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, including the UNCLOS instrument currently under negotiation.
The fourth panel will study the environmental problems affecting the protection of biological resources in the polar areas.

Submissions (in Spanish, English, French or Italian) may address any subject within the panels’ themes and the specific scope of the conference and must be sent in Word format by 8 December 2019 to the following email address: congresocordobamar@aepdiri.org (specifying “comunicación-congreso” in the subject title of your email).