The Energy Security Contact Group on the Ukraine Crisis established by Secretary General Urban Rusnák met for the first time at the office of the Energy Charter Secretariat on 5 March 2014. The Secretary General chaired the meeting.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Kazakhstan, who holds the Chair of the Energy Charter Conference this year, and of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the European Union’s DG Energy and the European External Action Service. Secretary General Rusnák outlined that the purpose of the meeting was to allow for an exchange of views on the current energy situation in Ukraine and possible implications for the flow of energy within the constituency of the Energy Charter.
The Energy Charter Secretariat has learned with great regret of the untimely passing of Prof. Akira Kotera, who was Professor of International Law at the University of Tokyo.
Amongst Japanese academia, Prof. Kotera was the foremost scholar in the field of studies on the Energy Charter Treaty. Prof. Kotera edited a book entitled "Enerugi toshi chusai jitsturei kenkyu" (Studies on precedents in Energy investment arbitrations), published by Yuhikaku in 2013, in which a team of authors analysed past cases of the ECT-based investor-state arbitration.
|3 April 2014
|7 March 2014
World Bank Conference Centre, Paris