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Settlement of the Dispute concerning the Arctic Sunrise – A belated recognition of the relevance of the award on the merits in the Arctic Sunrise case?

By: Alex Oude Elferink PDF version: http://site.uit.no/jclos/files/2019/07/JCLOS-Blog-8.7.2019-Settlement-of-the-Dispute-concerning-the-Arctic-Sunrise_Elferink.pdf Document commented upon: Joint statement of the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on scientific cooperation in the Russian Arctic region and the settlement of a dispute (Joint statement) In the … Continue reading

Posted in Arbitration, coastal states, Due Regard, flag states, freedom of expression, Hot pursuit, human rights law, Installations, Jurisdiction, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Safety Zones | Leave a comment

Freedom of Navigation Following the M/V “Norstar” Case

By: Arron N. Honniball Pdf version: http://site.uit.no/jclos/files/2019/06/JCLOS-Blog_4.6.2019_Honniball_Norstar_Freedom_of_Navigation.pdf Case commented on: The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Judgement in the M/V “Norstar” Case Between Panama and Italy, 10 April 2019. Introduction The International Tribunal for the Law of … Continue reading

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Navigational rights of warships through the Northern Sea Route (NSR) – all bark and no bite?

By: Jan Jakub Solski PDF version: http://site.uit.no/jclos/files/2019/05/JCLOS-Blog_31.5.2019_Jan-Solski-1.pdf Document commented on: Draft Resolution of the Government of Russia on Amendments to the Resolution of the Government of Russia No. 1102, 2 October 1999, “On the rules of navigation and presence of … Continue reading

Posted in Article 234, innocent passage, Law of the Sea Convention, Northern Sea Route, pilotage, prior notification, Russia, warships | Leave a comment

Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea (Version 1, 5 April 2019) – a contribution to the discussion on human rights in the maritime context

By: Jessica Schechinger PDF version: JCLOS Blog_May 6 2019_Human rights at sea Declaration Document commented on: Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea (Version 1, 5 April 2019) On 5 April 2019, the first version of the Geneva Declaration on … Continue reading

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Assessing the role of strategic environmental assessments in the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

By: Kristine Gu PDF version: http://site.uit.no/jclos/files/2019/03/JCLOS-Blog-22.3.2019-Kristine-Gu.pdf Document commented on: President’s aid to negotiations on the international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity … Continue reading

Posted in Areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), Biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), Environment, Implementing agreements, Law of the Sea Convention, Marine biodiversity, Strategic environmental assessments (SEA) | Leave a comment

Reflecting on the meaning of “not undermining” ahead of IGC-2

By: Vito De Lucia PDF version: http://site.uit.no/jclos/files/2019/03/JCLOS-Blog-21.3.2019-Reflecting-on-the-meaning-of-not-undermining-ahead-of-IGC-2-3.pdf Matter commented on: Intergovernmental Conference on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction Introduction After years of preliminary and preparatory discussions, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) (A/RES/72/249) finally launched an intergovernmental conference … Continue reading

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The Senator Case – A new turn in Norway’s dealings with foreign vessels operating in the waters off Svalbard

By: Tore Henriksen PDF version: http://site.uit.no/jclos/files/2019/02/JCLOS-BLOG_28.2.2019_The-Senator-Case.pdf Decision commented on: Judgment of Grand Chamber of the Norwegian Supreme Court in criminal proceedings (HR.2019-282S) A and SIA North Star vs. Prosecuting Authority On 14 February 2019, the Supreme Court of Norway gave … Continue reading

Posted in Fisheries, Norway, Norwegian Fisheries Law, Svalbard Fisheries Protection Zone, Svalbard Treaty, Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties | Leave a comment

A global treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction: threat or opportunity for Arctic Ocean governance?

By: Christian Prip PDF version: http://site.uit.no/jclos/files/2018/11/JCLOS-Blog_A-global-treaty-on-the-conservation-and-sustainable-use-of-marine-biodiversity-of-areas-beyond-national-jurisdiction.pdf Matter commented on: First session of Intergovernmental conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Arctic Council, Arctic Fisheries, Areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), Central Arctic Ocean, Law of the Sea Convention | Leave a comment

Assessing the role of equity in fisheries allocation decisions

By: Maddalena H.L. Visser PDF version: JCLOS Blog 31.8.2018 Assessing the role of equity in fisheries allocation decisions Document commented on: Findings and Recommendations of the Review Panel with regard to the objection by the Republic of Ecuador to a … Continue reading

Posted in Allocation, Equity, International Fisheries Law, Review Panel, SPRFMO, Unjustifiable discrimination | Leave a comment

Maritime Delimitation in Ghana/Côte d’Ivoire: Predictability … with an Occasional Glitch

By: Alex Oude Elferink PDF version: http://site.uit.no/jclos/files/2018/02/6.2.2018_JCLOS-Blog_Alex-Oude-Elferink_Maritime-Delimitation-in-Ghana-Cote-dIvoire-Predictability-with-an-Occasional-Glitch-1.pdf Case commented on: ITLOS Special Chamber, Judgment in Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary Between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean, 23 September 2017. The Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the … Continue reading

Posted in Adjacent coast, Continental shelf, Delimitation, Exclusive ecnomic zone, Maritime delimitation, Territorial Sea Delimitation, Three-stage process | Leave a comment