This is a topical discussion having regard to Iran’s development of a nuclear bomb, Israel’s threat to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities and Iran’s warning that it has the capacity and the desire to close the Straits of Hormuz.
The speakers will consider the legal implications of a possible closure of the Straits of Hormuz or a renewed Gulf Conflict based on the vast learning which arose as a result of the Iran Iraq war 1980 to 1988 and subsequent legal developments.
Specific issues for discussion:
– marine insurance implications
– force majeure and frustration
– the legality of any closure of the Straits of Hormuz in international law