July 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague issued a ruling Tuesday awarding Bangladesh more than 9,700 square miles in the Bay of Bengal, ending a maritime dispute with India that has spanned more than three decades. Bangladesh initiated the arbitral proceedings against India, pursuant to ...[read more]
October 4, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that, in order to counter China's attempts to expand its maritime jurisdiction, the US must become a party to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea...US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had her diplomatic hat ...[read more]
October 31, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 31, 2007, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 17-4 to send the 1994 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to the full Senate for ratification. The treaty was sharply criticized by conservative Republicans who claimed it would limit US sovereignty. Foreign Relations Committee ...[read more]
August 28, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Wednesday submitted requests to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (UNCLCS) to claim exclusive harvesting rights to an area of the seabed surrounding Ascension Island, a British possession in the remote South Atlantic ...[read more]
April 21, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
Australia has acquired exploration and drilling rights to an additional 2.5 million square kilometers of ocean shelf after a UN commission ruled that Australia's continental shelf extends farther than previously defined, the Australian government said Monday. The UN Commission on the Limits of t... ...[read more]
November 1, 2007
by Andrew Gilmore
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 17-4 Wednesday to send the 1994 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to the full US Senate for ratification. The treaty has been sharply criticized by conservative Republicans who claim it would limit US sovereignty. Foreign Relations ...[read more]
September 28, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
Three senior Bush administration officials urged the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee to approve the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Thursday. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Patrick Walsh argued ...[read more]
May 30, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
Ireland broke European law by asking the United Nations to arbitrate its claim against the United Kingdom in respect of the Sellafield nuclear power plant, an EU court ruled Tuesday. Ireland sought arbitration from a UN tribunal in 2001, claiming that the UK violated the UN Convention on the Law ...[read more]
April 17, 2006
by D. Wes Rist
Leading Monday's international brief, Japan has raised concerns that a navigation ban on commercial ships in part of the East China Sea may actually violate Japan's sovereignty and international law under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. China's navigation ban covers part of Jap... ...[read more]
November 16, 2004
by Tom Henry
In Tuesday's environmental law news, Greenpeace, the international environmental activist group, was allowed to speak for the first time Tuesday before the UN General Assembly. Today is the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and the group used th... ...[read more]

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