Nicholas A. Ioannides


Nicholas A. Ioannides holds a PhD in Public International Law from the University of Bristol. He was also a Nippon Fellow at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (2017-2018). In 2020, he was awarded the ‘Daniel Vignes’ Prize by the International Association of the Law of the Sea for his article on hydrocarbon activities in undelimited maritime areas published in the International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2019). His monograph entitled ‘Maritime Claims and Boundary Delimitation: Tensions and Trends in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea’ has been published by Routledge.

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Some Observations on the Agreement between Lebanon and Israel on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone

Introduction On 11 October 2022, Lebanon and Israel reached a historic agreement to delimit the two countries’ territorial seas and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (‘the Agreement’). The Agreement is ground-breaking for several reasons. First, it is the first maritime boundary agreement reached between countries that have no diplomatic relations.

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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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The China-Japan and Venezuela-Guyana Maritime Disputes: how the law on undelimited maritime areas addresses unilateral hydrocarbon activities

In December 2018, two incidents brought to the fore the importance of the rules addressing activities in undelimited maritime areas.  The first incident occurred between China and Japan in the East China Sea, and the second took place between Venezuela and Guyana in the Atlantic Ocean. Whereas the establishment of maritime boundaries is the optimum choice when it…

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