NILOS: The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea

The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) is a nationally and internationally renowned research institute, established in 1984. Our core activities are research, teaching and training and consultancy.

Basic aims of NILOS:

  • 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; 
  • 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.

Organisation / Contact

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

NILOS 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 project SUSTAINABLEOCEAN.

News

3 July 2019
Looking back on a successful workshop Uglobe project
Sustainable Ocean workshop june 2019
17 June 2019
It dealt with sovereignty in today’s changing legal and physical environment and the exploitation of marine energy resources.
boten van vissers in Whitstable, Engeland
6 June 2019
De Utrecht University researcher presented a paper at a conference of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo on 3 June.
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Events

28 - 30
Aug
28 August 2019 09:00 - 30 August 2019 18:00
On 28–30 August 2019 the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law will host the 7th annual European Environmental Law Forum conference.
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