It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Hayley Roberts as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Hayley is a Lecturer in Law at the School of Law in Bangor University, where she teaches modules in the Law of the Sea, Admiralty Law, and is course director for the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law LL.M. degrees. Hayley’s Ph.D., funded by the Goronwy Clever Doctoral Scholarship and awarded in 2012, looked at the legal protection of underwater cultural heritage both on a national and international level. Hayley’s current research expands on this and looks specifically at how the recent devolution of power in the United Kingdom has impacted on historic wreck management.
Hayley’s fields of interest are the law of the sea generally, underwater cultural heritage law, salvage law, and laws on piracy. She has a particular interest in the wreck of the RMS Titanic and has been invited to give many lectures and papers on the subject.
Hayley’s introductory post today discusses China and the Law of the Sea Convention. Heartfelt welcome!