The proposed trans-Caspian Sea pipeline
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Penelope Nevill recently delivered talks in Istanbul and Florence on the public international issues affecting the proposed gas pipeline through the Caspian Sea between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.
- “Caspian Sea Legal Study: The proposed pipeline between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan” at the CIS Oil And Gas Transportation Conference: Strengthening The Oil And Gas Links Between the CIS, Europe And Asia, 13th Annual Meeting, 25-27 October 2011, Istanbul. The presentation explained the public international law issues arising from the proposed trans-Caspian Sea gas pipeline to an audience comprising government representatives from the CIS and Russia, industry and the EU Commission.
- “EU-Caspian Basin Legal Issues: The Use of Law for Strategic Ends – The proposed pipeline between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan & EU-Iran Sanctions Law”. This was the keynote speech at the EU Energy Law and Policy Workshop, Florence School of Regulation, EUI. The presentation summarised the public international law issues arising from the proposed trans-Caspian Sea pipeline, how the legal analysis influenced the political and legal process at EU level and the relationship between EU policy and initiatives on the pipeline and the EU’s Iran sanctions regime, for an audience of academics, practising lawyers and representatives of industry and regulatory authorities.