Video and Policy Brief


READ the accompanying Policy Brief prepared by Dr. William T. Onorato (Ph.D, Cantab): HERE

Register: HERE


  1. Professor Pieter Bekker, PhD, LL.M. (Harvard);
  2. Mr. Abdul Abdurahman, Lawyer with over 20 years experience, PhD Candidate at CEPMLP;
  3. Professor Albert Mumma, Director, Professor Albert Mumma and Company Associates; and
  4. Robert van de Poll, Global Director Law of the Sea, Fugro.


  • Wairimu Karanja, Energy Lawyer and Director at W&Co, a Kenyan law firm.

Key issues to be discussed include:

  • What are the options for coastal States with overlapping claims to maritime areas to settle their boundary dispute peacefully?;
  • How long can adjudicated boundary solutions be expected to take?;
  • How can costly and lengthy arbitral or judicial proceedings be avoided?;
  • What risks do maritime boundary disputes present for investors in the oil and gas sector?; and
  • What role can the private sector play in relation to an inter-State boundary dispute?