The Director, Gaute Sivertsen, was invited by the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (IFLOS) to deliver a lecture to students of the Foundation’s annual summer academy on 24 August 2022. The four-week academy course, which takes place at the premises of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany, covers issues of international law of the sea and maritime law, and attracts a range of participants, such as diplomats, practitioners, PhD students, etc.
Mr Sivertsen delivered a lecture on compensation for oil pollution damage, in which he explained the legal framework behind the international liability and compensation regime, the role of the IOPC Funds and the recent and future challenges it faces as an organisation. He also gave an overview of other key international liability conventions and national systems that exist for compensating victims of oil pollution damage.
The lecture was attended by some 38 students from 30 States and was followed by a question and answer session.