Is the recent sanctions-based seizure of a Russian cargo ship beyond French waters consistent with the high seas freedoms and exclusive flag state jurisdiction reflected in the law of the sea?
Latest in UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
Once again, China is showing its disdain for the rules-based international legal order that regulates activities at sea.
The tribunal in Philippines v. China made four sweeping observations that are worth examining five years after the award.
On the Legality and Policy Ramifications of High Seas Seizures of Foreign Merchant Vessels for Violating U.S. Sanctions
In its efforts to enforce economic sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, the United States is straining the boundaries of traditionally accepted state behavior in some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. It is walking a tightrope.
As Russia escalates its efforts to destabilize Ukraine, it has increased tensions and put the region on heightened alert by illegally closing portions of the Black Sea to all foreign warships and other state vessels.
China's new Coast Guard Law has several inconsistencies with UNCLOS.
In addition to potential benefits, Vietnam should also consider what it can lose.
State parties to the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea have a lawful and peaceful way to uphold the international rule of law and counter China’s disregard of a 2016 arbitral tribunal’s legally binding ruling on the South China Sea.
International Regulation of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Negotiations on a New Legal Structure for the High Seas