Constantinos Yiallourides

About/Bio

Dr Constantinos Yiallourides is the Arthur Watts Research Fellow on the Law of the Sea at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) where he leads the Watts programme of research and events on territorial disputes and ocean governance. He is also a Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Visiting Scholar (2018-2020) at the University of Tokyo, Japan, where he conducts research on seabed mining, energy policy and sustainability. Dr Yiallourides' research spans a number of areas of international law, including the law of the sea, the laws concerning the acquisition and attribution of territory, environmental and natural resources law, and the peaceful settlement of international disputes. Dr Yiallourides' research publications can be accessed on SSRN.

Recently Published

A Commentary on the Dispute Concerning the Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v Kenya)

On 12 October 2021, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its long-awaited judgment in the case of Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v Kenya) on the location of the maritime boundary between Somalia and Kenya. Kenya refused to participate in the oral proceedings on the merits, as discussed here and here.

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Part II: Some Observations on the Agreement between Greece and Egypt on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone

Where to from here? The Greece-Turkey maritime boundary dispute The dispute over the maritime boundary between Greece and Turkey has been ongoing since 1974. As I wrote elsewhere, ‘bilateral consultations and negotiations have been unable to prevent occasional flare-ups and, as tensions remain significantly high, it may not be long before one of the not…

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Part I: Some Observations on the Agreement between Greece and Egypt on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone

Introduction Greece and Egypt signed an agreement for the delimitation of the two countries’ maritime boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea on 7 August 2020. The Greek Foreign Minister said that this was a ‘historic day’: the two states had reached an ‘exemplary agreement’ that ‘reconfirms and enshrines the effect and the right of islands to a continental…

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