UNCLOS

Issue 2 2016

The Maritime Frontier between Italy and France: A Paradigm for the Delimitation of Mediterranean Maritime Spaces

by Fabio CAFFIO 15 April 2016

A recent agreement (signed on 21 March 2015 but not yet entered into force) between Italy and France on the delimitation of their maritime spaces provides a unique opportunity to discuss the solutions adopted in light of the ‘single maritime boundary’ practice. The new Agreement, on the basis of the customary rules of international law …More

Issue 1 2015

Military Exercises in the Exclusive Economic Zones: The Chinese Perspective

by Silvia MENEGAZZI 5 August 2015

Over the past several decades, multilateral discussions concerning the law of the sea have resulted in a growing recognition of the importance of maritime resources and space by many of the world’s nations. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is a comprehensive treaty that went into effect on 16 November …More

Issue 1 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

Issue 1 2015

South China Sea Tension on Fire: China’s Recent Moves on Building Artificial Islands in Troubled Waters and their Implications on Maritime Law

by Yi-Hsuan CHEN 5 August 2015

In recent years, China has created artificial islands (or ‘large constructions’) on several reefs located in the South China Sea, which the adjacent states also claim sovereignty over. Such acts have thus been regarded as a significant move by China to further expand its power and influence in this area and have again raised tensions …More