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]
August 21, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The International Labor Organization (ILO) Maritime Labor Convention came into effect Tuesday. The international standards, originally adopted by the ILO in 2006, required ratification by a minimum of 30 ILO member states to come into force as international law, with the additional requirement ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court denied certiorari in two cases Tuesday that dealt with federal maritime piracy law. The court denied Dire v. United States and Said v. United States, both decided in May of last year, opting not to rule on the application of a 1790 federal law, piracy under law of nations to... ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach that a houseboat permanently docked to land is not a vessel for purposes of 1 USC 3 and thus is not under federal maritime jurisdiction. The majority opinion was delivered by Justice Stephen Breyer. Echoing the oral arguments... ...[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]
July 22, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates says that the dispute over the Spratly Islands highlights several areas of the international law of the seas and complex issues of multilateral diplomacy that must be dealt with in order to resolve the dispute...Last week, Congressman ...[read more]
October 5, 2010
by Joseph Schaeffer
Robyn Monaco, Rutgers Newark School of Law '11 and Political Science Masters Candidate '12, writes about her experience with Maritime Writs of Attachment in the New York banking industry and the veritable blizzard of filings brought on by a single court decision... Frequently with international ...[read more]
June 23, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The Japanese Diet has passed an anti-piracy law, authorizing the government to dispatch forces to combat pirate attacks against commercial vessels. The law, passed by the House of Representatives Friday, allows the country's military to protect foreign vessels as well as domestic ones, joining m... ...[read more]
June 8, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Zeray Yihdego of Oxford Brookes University School of Social Sciences and Law says that the UN and the world's powers must act to help stabilize Somalia, too long plagued by clan infighting, lawlessness, regional conflict involving Ethiopia and Eritrea, and now maritime pir... ...[read more]
March 25, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnists Hitoshi Nasu and Donald Rothwell of the ANU College of Law, Australian National University, say that while Japan's proactive approach towards fighting maritime piracy marks a significant step in its rehabilitation as a global power capable of responsibly exercising limite... ...[read more]

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