International Law

Issue 7 2019-2020

Why Evolving European SAR Policies Threaten Merchant Shipping

by Richard KILPATRICK 20 March 2020

Operators of commercial vessels have rescued tens of thousands of migrant seafarers in the Mediter- ranean Sea since 2014. For commercial actors, swift disembarkation of survivors is critical to ensure safety and prevent further disruption to the rescuing vessel’s primary voyage. From 2014 through 2017, European coastal states such as Italy, Malta, and Greece permitted …More

Issue 5 2018-2019

The Common Heritage of Mankind in International Law: A Great Past but No Future?

by Ornella FERRAJOLO 20 December 2019

This paper addresses the Common Heritage of Mankind (CHM) with respect to marine and outer space resources, in light of relevant treaties. Possible developments concern internationally, the drafting of a special regulation on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction and, nationally, newly-adopted regulations on the commercial use of …More