Alex Oude Elferink is the Director of the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea and a lecturer at Utrecht University and a professor at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the law of the sea of the University of Tromsø. Professor Oude Elferink is an expert on the law of the sea and the polar regions, the outer limits and delimitation of maritime zones, dispute settlement and the regime of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. He has written extensively on law of the sea issues, and is one of the editors of the Oxford Manual on the Law of the Sea (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). His most recent publication is The Delimitation of the Continental Shelf between Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands: Arguing Law, Practicing Politics? (Cambridge University Press, 2013). His consultancy work is among others concerned with the outer limits of the continental shelf, maritime delimitation, and territorial disputes. He has acted as counsel before the ICJ and in arbitrations under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea.
- Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea (Version 1, 5 April 2019) – a contribution to the discussion on human rights in the maritime context
- Assessing the role of strategic environmental assessments in the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
- Reflecting on the meaning of “not undermining” ahead of IGC-2
- The Senator Case – A new turn in Norway’s dealings with foreign vessels operating in the waters off Svalbard
- A global treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction: threat or opportunity for Arctic Ocean governance?