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Déjà vu—Russia’s Illegal Restrictions on Innocent Passage in the Black Sea

The Associated Press reported that the Russian military claimed one of its warships had fired warning shots in front of the HMS Defender after the British destroyer ignored a warning that it would be fired upon if it entered the Russian-claimed territorial sea off the Crimean Peninsula.

maritime disputes

The Kenya–Somalia Maritime Dispute and Its Potential National Security Costs

The at-times fraught relationship between Kenya and Somalia took a new turn in 2014, when Somalia submitted a compromis before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) claiming that Kenya was conducting illegal acts in what Somalia claimed to be part of its territory. The territory in question is a 100,000 square kilometer (38,610 square mile) triangular patch created by projecting the Kenya-Somali border eastward into the Indian Ocean.

International Law

Harmonizing Human Rights Obligations with Security Interests

After Anders Breivik was convicted of slaughtering dozens of children at a summer camp, he was confined to a three-room complex in a Norway prison where he had the ability to play video games, watch television, and exercise. Breivik challenged his living conditions, which included solitary confinement, asserting they were inhuman, degrading, and violated human rights.

South China Sea

Tribunal Issues Landmark Ruling in South China Sea Arbitration

The wait is over: a judgment has been issued in the Philippines v. China South China Sea arbitration. A five-judge tribunal constituted under the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague has released its much-anticipated Award concerning the Philippines’ challenge to a number of China’s maritime claims and activities in the region.

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