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Cardiff Reader speaks at African Blue Economy workshop

1 June 2019

A School of Law and Politics Reader was invited to South Africa this May to deliver two expert presentations at Africa’s Deep Seabed Resources (ADSR) Workshop.

Dr Edwin Egede, a Reader in International Law and International Relations was invited to deliver presentations on ‘The outer limit of the continental shelf in Africa: present situation and prospects’ and ‘The independent operation of the enterprise: perspectives and challenges’.

The workshop, which was attended by several African diplomats and high profile government officials took place in Pretoria, South Africa from the 16-18 May 2019 and was hosted by the Government of South Africa and organised by the International Seabed Authority. The authority is an intergovernmental organisation based in Kingston, Jamaica that manages the deep seabed area beyond national jurisdiction and the valuable mineral resources located therein, which have been declared as the Common Heritage of Mankind.

Dr. Egede, who is the author of the book, Africa and the Deep Seabed Regime: Politics and International Law of the Common Heritage of Mankind (2011), stated: “It was a delight to be involved in knowledge sharing and capacity building at this crucial high-level workshop for the promotion of sustainable development of Africa’s deep seabed resources in support of Africa’s Blue Economy.”

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