Issue 09 2021

The Legal Situation of the Shipwreck Nuestra Señora del Juncal: Ownership and Protection Under International Law

by Carlos A. CRUZ CARRILLO 31 December 2021

On 31 October 1631, the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora del Juncal succumbed to a storm and sank near the coasts of Campeche (Mexico). From a legal perspective, Mexico and Spain retain a legal interest over the wreck as coastal state and flag state, respectively. This article examines the legal situation of the wreck in the …More

Issue 01 2015

Conflict or Cooperation? The Implications of China’s New Fishing Regulations

by Wendy Wan-Chun HO 5 August 2015

The new Chinese fishing regulations, which were passed by the Hainan province in 2013 and went into effect in 2014, has exemplified the growing assertiveness of China and intensified the heated South China Sea disputes. The South China Sea has been a productive fishing ground and full of aquaculture resources. Nonetheless, in recent years, fishing …More