Law of the Sea and Maritime Boundaries

ITLOS Publishes 2019 Report

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has published its 2019 Annual Report.

The Snow Crab Dispute in Svalbard

The Spitsbergen (Svalbard) archipelago, located over 400 miles East of northern Greenland in the Arctic Ocean, was terra nullius until a 1920 treaty (Svalbard Treaty) recognized the "full and absolute sovereignty of Norway" over this territory.[1] Snow crabs settled in the region some two decades ago and have since become abundant in these waters.

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Volume: 
24
Issue: 
4
Author: 
Hélène De Pooter
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UNCLOS Tribunal Awards Reparations in Malta v. São Tomé and Principe Case

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On December 18, 2019, the UNCLOS Article VII Tribunal ordered São Tomé to pay compensation to Malta in the (approximate) amount of 13,051,507.61 USD (not counting post-award interest) in the

ITLOS Issued Provisional Measures Order Regarding Motor Tanker Flying Swiss Flag Seized by Nigeria (July 6, 2019)

Author: 
Erin K. Lovall

On July 6, 2019, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a

ITLOS Tribunal Orders Russia to Return Naval Vessels and Servicemen to Ukraine (May 25, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On May 25, 2019, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) prescribed provisional measures

Tribunal Finds Italy Violated UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (April 10, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On April 10, 2019, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea issued its