Bjørn Kunoy


Bjørn Kunoy is professor of international law at the University of the Faroe Islands, where he teaches public international law and law of the sea. Bjørn is also Special Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Industry, Faroe Islands.

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Preservation of Territorial Integrity – A Substantive Rule under UNCLOS?

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) establishes a comprehensive dispute settlement mechanism applicable to any dispute, subject to the exhaustive list of limitations and optional exceptions in Section 3, concerning the interpretation or application of UNCLOS. A complex topic that has arisen in several disputes regarding the application of UNCLOS is how to…

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Seafloor High Shopping: (Mis)applying Article 76 of UNCLOS?

Introduction In a 2023 post on EJIL: Talk!, one of the authors to this post addressed some of the conclusions that follow from the recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) of 6 February 2023 in regard to the consideration of the revised…

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The Recognition of a Customary Rule of International Law in NICOL II – A Redundant Exercise?

In Question of the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf between Nicaragua and Colombia beyond 200 Nautical Miles from the Nicaraguan Coast (NICOL II), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) observed a general trend in which coastal States had “chosen not to assert” outer continental shelf entitlement “within 200 nautical miles of the baselines of another…

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