Ambassador Eiriksson visited Kochi

Ambassador Eiriksson judged the Final Round of the 1st National Moot Court Competition on Maritime Law, sponsored by the National Law University of Advanced Legal Studies in Kochi on 24 March 2014. At the Valedictory Function Ambassador Eiriksson held a Special Address on "The Interpretation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Some Reflections on the Bay of Bengal case before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea“.


The Bay of Bengal case between Bangladesh and Mynamar, which was decided in 2012, was the first case before the Tribunal to deal with maritime boundary delimitation and the first delimitation case brought in Asia. Ambassador Eiriksson served as a Judge on the Tribunal from 1996 to 2002.

During his stay in Kochi,Ambassador Eiriksson visited Justice V.R.Krishna Iyer who was the former judge at the Supreme Court of India.


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