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Second Meeting of the Legal Working Group on Liability for Environmental Ha...

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The rules and procedures governing liability for damages arising from mining activities will be a crucial aspect of the development of the Mining Code. While the basic legal architecture of a liability system has been addressed in the provisions (art. 139 (2), and Annex III, art.22) of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and elaborated upon by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in its advisory opinion on Activities in the Area, there remain both substantive and procedural gaps that will need to be addressed prior to the commencement of the mineral exploitation phase. An initial workshop was held in Fall of 2017 to scope out critical issues, legal intersections, and available models for consideration. Participants committed to a workplan with teams tasked with developing draft papers to elucidate crucial challenges and areas of opportunity.

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The objective of the second workshop will be for the working group to review the draft papers developed under the work plan. Given the potentially large scope of the issues involved, the workshop will focus on providing constructive guidance on the issues addressed in the draft papers so that they can constructively contribute to the development of a legal framework. The central output of the workshop will be a work plan for finalization of the draft papers based on the comments received during the review process. We anticipate that the papers will be published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation in 2018 with broad circulation to stakeholder groups, as well as the international legal community.

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Neil Craik, ncraik@uwaterloo.ca

Hannah Lily, h.lily@commonwealth.int

Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, alfonsoa@isa.org.jm

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