Dr Catherine Blanchard



Dr Catherine Blanchard is Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Utrecht University, and Senior Research Associate at NILOS and UCWOSL. Her research focuses on the law of the sea, international environmental law, deep-sea ecosystem management, areas beyond national jurisdiction, international fisheries law, and (environmental) governance studies. She also has a particular interest in stakeholder engagement and policy research. Catherine is also affiliated with the UU-NIOZ multidisciplinary project on hydrothermal vent fields.

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How could the BBNJ Agreement affect the International Seabed Authority’s Mining Code?

On 4 March 2023, a new treaty text was finalized for an agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ Agreement). This historic achievement could change the way we manage and use the ocean in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). Once the BBNJ Agreement is formally adopted, a key question will…

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