Samantha Robb


Samantha Robb is a South African qualified attorney with experience in public interest advocacy and litigation. She is currently employed as a legal research assistant by the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) for the joint project ‘Protecting deep seabed hydrothermal vent fields through area-based management tools’ led by NIOZ and Utrecht University (the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) and the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL)). Samantha’s focus is on international law of the sea, particularly deep seabed mining and marine biodiversity protection.

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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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