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Proceedings HIELC 2016

The proceedings of the HIELC 2016 on "Sustainable Ocean Resource Governance" will be published in Februar 2018. Participants of the HIELC 2016 will receive their copy soon after release. For more information please click here!


Posted on November the 16th, 2017 at 02:33 pm

16 Nov

Address of welcome by President Golitsyn

We are deeply honoured to announce that Professor Vladimir Vladimirovich Golitsyn, President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, has kindly accepted our invitation to open the HIELC 2016 with an address of welcome.

President Golitsyn was Head of the Division of Public International Law in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the former USSR and served as head or member of delegations at various negotiations on fisheries, navigation and maritime boundary matters, as well as the Arctic and Antarctica. In 2007, he acted as Chief Legal Counsel for ...

Posted on March the 03rd, 2016 at 08:35 pm

03 Mar

New Payment Option

The coordination team of the HIELC 2016 has introduced PayPal as a new payment option. If you have already registered and wish to transfer the conference fee via PayPal, please contact us.


Posted on February the 24th, 2016 at 08:13 pm

24 Feb

Register now!

The team of the Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference 2016 is more than pleased to inform you that registration to our conference in upcoming April has opened!

Save your spot and profit from a special rate with one of our cooperating hotels. For the list of hotels with rooms reserved for HIELC participants, please send an e-mail to  


Posted on February the 01st, 2016 at 10:15 pm

01 Feb

Proceedings of the HIELC 2013 are being shipped

The proceedings of the second Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference 2013 will be shipped to the conference participants these weeks. On 351 pages the proceedings put forward proposals for solving legal challenges in International Law, European Law and domestic law. Important themes including national climate protection law regulations (e.g. in the U.S.A., the EU, China and South Africa), regulations on International Fisheries, Mariculture and Environmental Protection, Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, Overfishing and Ocean Governance are addressed. For furthe ...

Posted on November the 30th, 2015 at 10:24 pm

30 Nov

Third Hamburg International International Environmental Law Conference in 2016

Our overall subject in 2016 will be the conflict between the use of resources (especially in the area of energy law) and (marine) environmental protection with a special focus on sustainability. These areas of tension will be outlined in the keynote lecture. High-ranking plenary lectures will address the sustainable production of energy and the sustainable use of the ocean as an ecological system.

Special consideration in the formation of working groups will be given to the interests and experiences of practical work. These will focus on the following aspects: deep sea mini ...

Posted on March the 20th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

20 Mar

Scientific Advisory Board of the HIELC 2016 recruited

For the scientific advisory board of the HIELC 2016 three very accomplished academics were successfully recruited. Professor Markus Kotzur, Professor Nele Matz-Lück and Professor Alexander Proelss thereby succeed Professor Hans-Joachim Koch and Professor Doris König who successfully created the program of the first two conferences.

Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur, LL.M. (Duke Univ.) University of Hamburg, Europa-Kolleg Hamburg: Institute for European Integration

Markus Kotzur is a Professor for public international law and European law at th ...

Posted on February the 13th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

13 Feb

HIELC Pictures Now Online!

Thanks to all attendees, supporters and staffers of the HIELC 2013! You can now view photos of the conference in the "Gallery" section of our website! We are looking forward to the official conference proceedings and a HIELC in 2016!


Posted on October the 09th, 2013 at 05:13 pm

09 Oct

Globale Umweltprobleme und internationales Umweltrecht

Udo Schuldt -

"Juristen und Umwelt, dass dies kein Widerspruch sein muss, machte die gestern zu Ende gegangene internationale Konferenz zum Umweltrecht (Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference 2013 - "HIELC 2013") deutlich. Zwei Themen standen auf dieser Konferenz im Vordergrund, der Klimawandel und die Situation der Ozeane."

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Posted on September the 16th, 2013 at 10:36 am

16 Sep

Speakers' Abstracts online

Our speakers' abstracts are now online! Please find the outlines of their statements under "Conference Information".


Posted on September the 10th, 2013 at 09:49 am

10 Sep