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International Law Of The Sea And Coastal & Maritime Surveillance Focus Day: Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The emphasis of this year’s focus day will have two principal aims. The first half will provide participants with an opportunity to examine and develop tools to engage in a maritime context with the correct understanding of legal frameworks. The second half will enhance awareness of the multifaceted challenges related to ensuring effective coastal and maritime surveillance in the Middle East.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Registration, networking and welcome refreshments

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Welcoming remarks from the chairman

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Introduction to the focus day chairman

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM Outlining the differences between international law of the sea and international maritime law to better navigate maritime legal affairs

Mahmoud Abdou, Associate Director, International Land and Maritime Boundaries, London Centre of International Law Practice

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Mahmoud Abdou

Associate Director, International Land and Maritime Boundaries
London Centre of International Law Practice

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Information-sharing in dealing with counter piracy operations within a legal framework

Captain Mustafa Kanafani, Arab League Representative, International Maritime Organization
Using a cooperative approach to better understand the methods for dealing with piracy threats offensively and proactively

Captain Mustafa Kanafani

Arab League Representative
International Maritime Organization

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Networking and refreshments

Developing the right tools to implement the correct legal guidelines within local maritime jurisdictions and beyond

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Mahmoud Abdou

Associate Director, International Land and Maritime Boundaries
London Centre of International Law Practice
Delineate the circumstances and limitations under which navies initiate and/or continue conflict engagement with enemy forces.

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Mahmoud Abdou

Associate Director, International Land and Maritime Boundaries
London Centre of International Law Practice
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Major General Khaled A. Abdullah

Commander and Chief
Kuwait Naval Force
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Rear Admiral Mohamed Abdel Aziz El Sayed

Chief of Staff
Egyptian Navy

Captain Mustafa Kanafani

Arab League Representative
International Maritime Organization

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Prayer time followed by networking break

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Enhancing intelligence sharing amongst departments and surveillance systems in order to increase overall effectiveness

Colonel (R) Giuseppe Morabito, Member of the Institute for Global Security and Defence Studies (IGSDA), NATO DCF & UNUCI
Promoting interoperability by establishing an integrated approach to maritime surveillance through information sharing among forces

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Colonel (R) Giuseppe Morabito

Member of the Institute for Global Security and Defence Studies (IGSDA)
NATO DCF & UNUCI

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM The integrated maritime security and surveillance system in the Arabian Gulf

Rear Admiral Dr. Ali Alshuaibi, , Saudi Arabia Coast Guard

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Rear Admiral Dr. Ali Alshuaibi


Saudi Arabia Coast Guard

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM The future of maritime surveillance in the Middle East

This session will discuss the latest maritime surveillance systems used by coast guards and navies, specifically evaluating those which may be of most benefit to Middle East maritime security

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Closing ceremony and networking lunch

2:30 PM - 2:30 PM End of focus day

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.