Law of the Sea

[Thomas Bickl PhD researches dispute resolution issues between the EU and third countries, EU enlargement in the Western Balkans, and Law of the Sea issues. His book on the border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia and its implications for EU enlargement was published by Springer.] This post aims at shedding some light on a territorial dispute along the Danube, Europe’s most...

[Mustafa Tuncer is a PhD Candidate at University of Exeter. His research focuses on the legal situation of civilian vessels in armed conflicts at sea.] Post-Brexit fisheries disputes between the UK and France broke out over the island of Jersey’s territorial waters in an unprecedented way. After the post-Brexit trade deal on 24 December 2020, the government of Jersey, a self-governing...

[C. Ignacio de Casas is an Adjunct Professor of Public International Law and the Executive Director of the Human Rights Program at the Faculty of Law of Universidad Austral.] I have a state, and I'm going with you as my lawyer. International law is your field. I'm offering you the adventure of a lifetime: to save an independent state. Will you...

Events Gender, Women, and Leadership at the International Criminal Court:  Minerva Law is pleased to announce an event on "Gender, Women, and Leadership at the International Criminal Law" with Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi on the 8th of October 2021. This talk will focus on gender, women and leadership at the International Criminal Court. As President of the ICC, Dr Fernández de Gurmendi...

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[Carlos A. Cruz Carrillo is a PhD Candidate at the University of Basel. Twitter: @Carcru1118.] The rule of law for oceans faces the challenges presented by climate change. Scientific evidence shows that climate change is causing menacing issues in the oceans. For example, sea-level rise, acidification, and deoxygenation of the oceans, amongst others. (see: 2019 IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate). In...

[Nguyen, Quoc Tan Trung is a PhD candidate at University of Victoria, Canada and lecturer on public international law in Vietnam. He currently pursues research interests including international legal framework on non-recognition, use of force and human rights.] [https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7293-1822] Photo credit: Reuters The South China Sea arbitration award between the Philippines and China clearly favours the principles of the United Nations Convention...

Events Webinar on Palestine, Israel and the ICC: The Nottingham Law School (NLS) Centre for Rights and Justice is pleased to announce a webinar on 'The Long Walk to Justice: Palestine, Israel and the International Criminal Court' on 12 April 2021 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The webinar will host the contributions of Prof Richard Falk, former UN special rapporteur on...

Gabriella Citroni, Researcher in International Law and Adjunct Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca [gabriella.citroni@unimib.it] Photo credit: Al Jazeera Key words: Human Rights Committee, jurisdiction, right to life, search and rescue, migrants, high seas In a recent report, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions associated the Mediterranean Sea to an immense mass grave,...

Patricia Vella de Fremeaux (Mallia) is Associate Professor and Head of the International Law Department of the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta. Dr. Felicity G. Attard is a lecturer in the Department of International Law at the University of Malta. The “Special Relationship of Dependency” and Effective Control in Rescue Operations on the High Seas We find it more...

Patricia Vella de Fremeaux (Mallia) is Associate Professor and Head of the International Law Department of the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta. Dr. Felicity G. Attard is a lecturer in the Department of International Law at the University of Malta. Introduction On 27 January 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC or Committee) found that Italy had failed to...

Call for Papers Call for inputs: UN OHCHR Working Group on the use of mercenaries: Twice a year, the United Nations (UN) Office of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Working Group (WG) on the use of mercenaries issues calls for inputs to inform its thematic studies to be presented at the Human Rights Council in its...