Vito De Lucia


Vito De Lucia is a Professor at the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS) and at the Faculty of Law, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. His most immediate research interests are located at the intersection of critical theory, international law and ecology. His current research agenda focuses on the concept of commons in international law, on the BBNJ negotiations and on Arctic governance. He is author of The Ecosystem Approach in International Environmental law. Genealogy and Biopolitics (Routledge, 2019)

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On the Question of opinio juris in Nicaragua vs. Colombia (Judgement 13 July 2023)

Introduction The recent judgment of the International Court of Justice on the Question of the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf between Nicaragua and Colombia beyond 200 Nautical Miles from the Nicaraguan Coast (Nicaragua v. Colombia) is, so to speak, making waves, despite the holiday period (eg here and here). The Court had…

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Splashing down the International Space Station in the Pacific Ocean: Safe Disposal or Trashing the Ocean Commons?

The International Space Station (ISS) is reaching its end of life and will need to be disposed of. NASA plans to do so by de-orbiting the ISS and sinking it into a particular area of the Pacific Ocean known as Point Nemo (named after Captain Nemo, the famous character in the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues…

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A Very Quick Look at the Revised Draft Text of the new Agreement on Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction

  On 27 November 2019 the President of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on the conservation of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) issued a revision of the Draft text of an agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of…

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