Category Archives: Law of the Sea Convention

ITLOS Judgment in the Maritime Boundary Dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

By: Nigel Bankes PDF version: ITLOS Judgment in the Maritime Boundary Dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire Case commented on: ITLOS Special Chamber, Judgment in Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary Between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic … Continue reading

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EFTA Surveillance Authority Rejects Complaint Against Norway Related to Snow Crab Fisheries

By: Maria Madalena das Neves PDF version: EFTA Surveillance Authority Rejects Complaint Against Norway Related to Snow Crab Fisheries Decision commented on: EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision of 4 October 2017 closing a complaint case against the Norwegian Government concerning restrictions … Continue reading

Posted in Continental shelf, EEA Law, European Union, Fisheries, Law of the Sea Convention, Norwegian Fisheries Law, Svalbard Treaty | Leave a comment

Slovenia/Croatia arbitration – Is the territorial sea delimitation inconsistent with the case law on maritime delimitation?

By: Alex Oude Elferink Decision commented on: Final Award pursuant to the Arbitration Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, signed on 4 November 2009, Final Award 29 June 2017 … Continue reading

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The Norwegian snow crab regime and foreign vessels – a commentary on the Juras Vilkas decision of the Øst-Finnmark District Court

By: Irene Dahl and Elise Johansen PDF Version: The Norwegian snow crab regime and foreign vessels – a commentary on the Juras Vilkas decision of the Øst-Finnmark District Court Decision Commented On: Acquittal pronounced by the District Court of Øst-Finnmark … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Arctic Fisheries, Fisheries, International Fisheries Law, Law of the Sea Convention, Norway, Norwegian Fisheries Law, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations, Svalbard Treaty | Leave a comment

The Ecosystem Approach for Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Reflections on the Chair’s non-paper ahead of “PREPCOM III”

By: Vito De Lucia PDF Version: The Ecosystem Approach for Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Reflections on the Chair’s non-paper ahead of “PREPCOM III” Matter commented on: Chair’s non-paper “On elements of a draft text of an international legally-binding instrument under … Continue reading

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The relationship between declarations under the optional clause of the Statute of the International Court of Justice and Part XV of the Law of the Sea Convention

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The relationship between declarations under the optional clause of the Statute of the International Court of Justice and Part XV of the Law of the Sea Convention Case commented on: Maritime Delimitation in the Indian … Continue reading

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Towards a new legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

By: Christian Prip PDF Version: Towards a new legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction Meetings commented on:  Meetings towards an internationally legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable … Continue reading

Posted in Areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), Implementing agreements, Law of the Sea Convention, Marine biological diversity | 2 Comments

The due diligence obligations of the flag state with respect to its fishing vessels and the environment

By: Eva Romée van der Marel  PDF Version: The due diligence obligations of the flag state with respect to its fishing vessels and the environment Decision commented on: The Matter of the South China Sea Arbitration, Between the Republic of Philippines … Continue reading

Posted in Arbitration, China, Due Diligence, Due Regard, Environment, Exclusive ecnomic zone, Fisheries, Flag state responsibility, Law of the Sea Convention, Marine living resources, Philippines, South China Sea | Leave a comment

The South China Sea Award and the Treatment of Traditional Fishing Rights within the Territorial Sea

By: Endalew Lijalem Enyew PDF Version: The South China Sea Award and the Treatment of Traditional Fishing Rights within the Territorial Sea Decision commented on: The Matter of the South China Sea Arbitration, Between the Republic of Philippines and The … Continue reading

Posted in Archipelagic waters, Artisanal fishing, Exclusive ecnomic zone, Law of the Sea Convention, South China Sea, Territorial sea, Traditional Fishing Rights | Leave a comment