Japan-Singapore Partnership Programme for the 21st Century (JSPP21) - International Law of the Sea

Start Date: 13 January 2020 - End Date: 17 January 2020

Closing Date for Nomination: 2 December 2019 (Nomination Closed)

Course Objectives

This course focuses on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), encompassing the rights and obligations of States in the various maritime zones, as well as the role of key international organisations.

Topics Include

- Introduction and history of the Law of the Sea
- UNCLOS dispute settlement and Institutions
- High Sea Principles
- Baselines, Low-Tide Evaluations, Islands and Maritime zones 

- Passage regimes - Territorial Sea, Straits and Archipelagic Waters
- Continental Shelf
- Exclusive Economic Zone
- Maritime Boundary Delimitation
- The Area and Deep Seabed Mining
- Marine Scientific Research
- Protection of the Marine Environment

- Sustainable Developmental Goal 14 and Marine Protection Areas

- IUU Fishing and ITLOS Advisory Opinion

- Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

- Maritime Law Enforcement

Participant Profile

Mid- to senior-level officials involved in issues related to the Law of the Sea

Conducted in


List of eligible countries

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.

Terms of Award

This award covers:

- Airfares

- Accommodation

- Insurance

- Course Fees

- Training Allowance

Application Procedure

Step 1 Invitation.

The General Information Brochure will be conveyed to eligible countries/territories/inter-governmental organisations about twelve weeks prior to the commencement of a course. You can also find more information about courses under the SCP on this Website.


Step 2 Application.

Interested applicants should be suitably qualified and holding relevant portfolios to the programme you are applying to. Please complete the online form that can be accessed via the button below and obtain endorsement from your Supervisor and designated Focal Points for Technical Assistance. 


Step 3 Confirmation.

Successful applicants will receive a Conditional Letter of Acceptance and Confirmation Letter via email.

- Please check your email and submit the necessary travel documents/flight tickets to confirm your attendance as early as possible.

- Your place is confirmed once the travel documents/flight tickets are verified.

- Please ensure that your passport or travel document has a minimum of six-month validity period and (if required) you have obtained the visa(s) for transits and/or entry into Singapore.

- Please bring along the Conditional Letter of Acceptance and e-Visa (if any) to Singapore to facilitate airport clearance.

This Course has limited seatings. Applicants are advised to submit application and confirmation early to secure a seat.

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