Dr. M. E. Salamanca-Aguado


Dr. M. E. Salamanca-Aguado is Associate Professor of Public International Law and International Relations at the University of Valladolid (Spain). She is an external legal adviser to the International Legal Office of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation and a member of the Spanish Delegation at the International Seabed Authority. She is also a lecturer at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea - Nippon Programme. Previously, Dr. Salamanca was an Assistant Professor at the University Complutense of Madrid and held research fellowships at the European University Institute (Jean Monnet Fellowship) and The Hague Academy of International Law (Centre for Studies and Research). She was a visiting scholar at the European University Institute (Law Department) and at the University of Illinois (College of Law). She was also an advisor to the OHCHR on International Solidarity and Human Rights. Dr. Salamanca has published widely in the areas of International Human Rights Law, International and European Refugee and Migration Law, Peace and Security, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law and the Law of the Sea, including her monograph La Zona internacional de los fondos marinos. Patrimonio común de la humanidad (2003). Views and opinions expressed in posts by the author are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views or positions of Spain

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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 mineral resources in the Area expired. Thereafter, “if an application for approval of a plan of work for exploitation is pending, the Council shall none the less consider and provisionally…

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