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The “Two Years Rule” and the Common Heritage of Mankind

In July 2023, the two-year period within which the Council of the International Seabed Authority (Authority) was to complete the elaboration of the Regulations on exploitation of…

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Ethiopia’s Negotiations on Access to the Sea: Can International Law Help Find a Solution?

On 1 January 2024, Ethiopia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland, reviving tensions in the Horn of Africa region. According to the…

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Extended Continental Shelf of the United States: A Landmark Announcement and Its Implications

In December 2023, The U.S. Department of State has released information about the outer limits of its extended continental shelf (ECS). The delineation of the ECS outer limits…

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A Commentary on the 2023 Nicaragua v Colombia case  

On 13 July 2023, the International Court of Justice (ICJ or the Court) handed down its long-awaited judgment on the merits in the Nicaragua v Colombia case…

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On the Question of opinio juris in Nicaragua vs. Colombia (Judgement 13 July 2023)

Introduction The recent judgment of the International Court of Justice on the Question of the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf between Nicaragua and Colombia beyond…

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Law of the Sea and the Titan incident: The legal loophole for underwater vehicles

Introduction On 18th June 2023, the underwater vehicle (UV) Titan from the company OceanGate disappeared somewhere around the Titanic shipwreck, located at a depth of…

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REY-Rich Mud: An Ocean Resource in Want of Regulation

Rare earth elements and yttrium (REY) are rapidly becoming a new frontier in global competition over resources. REY are of critical importance in the development of green…

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Iran’s Seizure of the Two Greek-flagged Vessels: An International Law Perspective

The Facts On 27 May 2022 the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced the seizure of two Greek-flagged oil tankers, which sailed in international waters, 22…

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Splashing down the International Space Station in the Pacific Ocean: Safe Disposal or Trashing the Ocean Commons?

The International Space Station (ISS) is reaching its end of life and will need to be disposed of. NASA plans to do so by de-orbiting the ISS…

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UK UNCLOS Inquiry: Is UNCLOS Fit for Protecting Human Rights at Sea? A Comment

One of the most contemporary challenges international law is facing today is protecting, monitoring, and enforcing human rights at sea. A recently launched House of Lords Inquiry…

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