PAC 146 – Countering Illegal Fishing: the Failures of a Normative Framework The African Union Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development, Lomé, Oct. 10-15. 2016

By Valérie Le Brenne. Translation: Lea Sharkey

From October 10 to 15 2016, the African Union Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development took place in Lomé (Togo). At the end of the meeting, thirty-one States adopted a charter to combat maritime piracy and IUU fishing (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing)…

PAC 143 – The WTO Stalled by Multilateralism The Tenth Ministerial Conference, Nairobi, December 15-19, 2015

By Valérie Le Brenne. Translation: Lea Sharkey

The WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from December 15 to 19, 2015. On this occasion, the organisation welcomed a new member, Afghanistan, increasing the number of member States to 163. The meeting culminated in the adoption of six measures on agriculture, cotton and issues related to least-developed countries (LDCs).

PAC 141 – A Political Ambition without Legal Constraints The COP21 Outcomes

By Weiting Chao. Translation: Lea Sharkey

The Paris Climate Conference (COP21) opened in Le Bourget on November 30, 2015. The conference reunited 147 State Leaders, negotiators representing 195 countries and 50 000 participants. On December 12, a global agreement replacing the Kyoto Protocol has been adopted…

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