Utrecht University School of Law

The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) is a nationally and internationally renowned research institute. NILOS - established in 1984 - operates within Utrecht University in the framework of the School of Law's department of International and European Law (IER), as well as within the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law.

NILOS staff also participates in the research group UNIJURIS (unilateralism and the protection of global interests).

The basic aims of NILOS are:

  • Developing and sustaining expertise on the law of the sea and oceans governance;
  • Enhancing and broadening awareness and knowledge of the law of the sea and oceans governance; and
  • Assisting states - in particular developing states -, intergovernmental organisations, national and international non-governmental organisations, companies and individuals in implementing and applying the law of the sea.

Core activities

Contact

For comments or questions about the NILOS-website or NILOS, please contact us at: NILOS@uu.nl, + 31 30 253 7224 or through our postal address.

News

29 July 2015
The article International Law and Negotiated and Adjudicated Maritime Boundaries: a Complex Relationship by Alex Oude Elferink is now available as a pre-print.
23 July 2015
Alex Oude Elferink has been nominated to the chair of international law of the sea in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.
3 July 2015
The proceedings of the MARSAFENET Conference on Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection in Europe have been published.
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