6 June 2022 - 8 June 2022
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Hilton The Hague, The Netherlands
£1,950 per person
This workshop, led by some of the world’s most experienced boundary negotiators, is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to conclude a successful maritime boundary agreement.
A professional training workshop
The programme will be structured around a full-day boundary negotiation exercise in which participants will work in teams to resolve a boundary dispute based on a real-world scenario. The course will also include practical instruction on building and preparing a negotiating team, negotiation strategy and tactics, and drafting an agreement.
The workshop will be held at
The Hilton The Hague, The Netherlands
Address: ZEESTRAAT 35,THE HAGUE,2518 AA, NETHERLANDS.
We are delighted to be joined by a team of experienced tutors for our workshop
Ms Davinia Aziz, Senior State Counsel in the International Affairs Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore
Ms Rosemarie Cadogan, former Legal Adviser, Ocean Governance and Natural Resources Advisory Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
Mr Henning Dobson Knudsen, Senior legal counsel and leader of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Delimitation Secretariat in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Judge Liesbeth Lijnzaad, Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and former Legal Advisor, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Professor Martin Pratt, Director, Bordermap Consulting Ltd
Monday 6 June
Boundary-making and the importance of boundary negotiations
Legal principles in maritime negotiations
Building and preparing a negotiating team
Negotiation strategy and tactics
The role of the technical expert during negotiations
Tuesday 7 June
Working in teams, participants will seek to negotiate an agreement defining the maritime boundaries
between the fictional states of Tasmania and Victoria. The scenario involves legal, technical and
management-related problems which will require ingenuity and diplomacy to resolve.
Wednesday 8 June
Drafting an Agreement
Boundary negotiations within regional / multilateral frameworks
Options for boundary settlement when negotiations break down
Optional tour of the Peace Palace 2-4pm (subject to restrictions being lifted on tours)
In addition to tuition and all course materials, the fee covers the following:
Please note, accommodation is not included in the workshop fee.
Accommodation is available at Hilton The Hague in the centre of The Hague and this can be booked yourself via a link provided by IBRU or other online booking sites.
Other hotels are available in The Hague to suit different budgets.
You are expected to organise your own travel arrangements to The Hague. Please be aware that if you require a visa to visit the Netherlands you will be required to apply for your own visa for entry in to the country. Please allow enough time for your visa to be processed before the start of the workshop. A letter on invitation can be provided to support your visa application.
Please enaure you are aware of any entry requirements in to the Netherlands regarding vaccinations against COVID-19 before you book your place on the workshop and travel to the Netherlands.
Teaching and workshop materials will be in English.
Cancellations must be received in writing not later than the 12 May 2022 and will be subject to a £250 cancellation fee, unless a substitute participant is offered. After this date the full registration fee will be charged for all cancellations.
IBRU reserves the right to modify the programme as necessary, without notice to participants.
The cost of the workshop will be £1,950 per participant. Payment can only be accepted in £ sterling or by major credit and debit cards. Full payment must be received prior to the workshop to guarantee the booking.
Workshop teaching will be based at Hilton The Hague, The Netherlands