Yurika Ishii

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Yurika Ishii is associate professor at National Defense Academy of Japan. She achieved LL.B. from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (Political Science Course), LL.M. from Cornell Law School, and Ph.D from the University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Laws and Politics. During 2014-2015, she stayed in Harvard Law School as a Fulbright scholar, and in 2017, she joined one of the panels at European Society of International Law. @Yurika_Ishii

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Comments on ITLOS, M/T “San Padre Pio” Case (Switzerland v. Nigeria), Provisional Measures Order (6 July 2019)

Introduction On July 6, 2019, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) delivered its provisional measures order in the M/T “San Padre Pio” case between Switzerland and Nigeria. The summary of the case is available here. In short, the Nigerian navy intercepted and arrested the M/T “San Padre Pio,” a motor tanker…

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The Distinction between Military and Law Enforcement Activities: Comments on Case Concerning the Detention of Three Ukrainian Naval Vessels (Ukraine V. Russian Federation), Provisional Measures Order

International Tribunal for Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a provisional measures order to Russian Federation to release three Ukrainian naval vessels and their servicemen on 25 May 2019. In deciding that the Annex VII arbitral tribunal would have prima facie jurisdiction as required under Article 290(5) of United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the…

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