Law of the Sea and Maritime Boundaries

International Legal Responses to Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

Introduction

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13
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2
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Eugene Kontorovich
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International Law Commission Adopts Draft Articles of a Transboundary Aquifers Convention

Introduction

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12
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18
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Kerstin Mechlem
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Russia's Claim in the Arctic and the Vexing Issue of Ridges in UNCLOS

On August 2, 2007, Russian explorers in a submersible planted their national flag on the seabed below the North Pole in symbolic support of Russia's 2001 claim relating to its extended continental shelf. This claim was first made on December 20, 2001 in the context of Russia's submission to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) in accordance with Article 76(8) of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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11
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27
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Marc Benitah
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The ICJ Awards Sovereignty over Four Caribbean Sea Islands to Honduras and Fixes a Single Maritime Boundary between Nicaragua and Honduras

In a 94-page judgment issued October 8, 2007, the International Court of Justice (ICJ or Court) found unanimously that Honduras, not Nicaragua, has sovereignty over four disputed islands in the Caribbean Sea.

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11
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26
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Pieter Bekker and Ana Stanic
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The United States and the 1982 Law of the Sea Treaty

On May 15, 2007, President George W. Bush "urge[d] the Senate to act favorably on U.S. accession to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea during this session of Congress."[1] In doing so, the President identified four benefits to U.S. interests when the U.S. joins the Convention.

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11
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16
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David D. Caron & Harry N. Scheiber
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Double Interim Relief Denial in Argentina-Uruguay Pulp Mill Dispute before the World Court

On January 23, 2007, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected Uruguay's request for "provisional measures" against Argentina "a form of injunctive relief"aimed at putting an immediate end to blockades of bridges and roads connecting Argentina and Uruguay by Argentine citizens protesting the construction of a disputed pulp mill project on the Uruguayan side of the border. The project is the subject of the Pulp Mills Case (Argentina v.

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11
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2
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Pieter H.F. Bekker
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The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Consolidates Seafarers' Labour Instruments

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 was adopted by the 94th International Labour Conference at a maritime session in Geneva in February 2006.

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10
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23
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Doumbia-Henry, Devlin & McConnell
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Argentina-Uruguay Environmental Border Dispute Before the World Court

On May 4, 2006, Argentina instituted proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against its neighbor Uruguay claiming that Uruguay has breached a bilateral treaty obligation to consult with Argentina before taking action on a pulp mill project affecting the River Uruguay, which partially constitutes the joint boundary of the two South American countries.

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10
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11
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Pieter H.F. Bekker
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Shipbreaking and Le Clemenceau Row

Introduction

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10
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4
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Marcos A. Orellana
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