Online Resources NILOS

Books, articles and papers

Erik J. Molenaar - An Introduction to the Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement, (pdf), presentation at a semniar organised by the European Commission, DG MARE in Brussels (February 2018)

Alex Oude Elferink - The South China Sea Arbitration’s Interpretation of Article 121(3) of the LOSC: A Disquieting First, published on the JCLOS Blog (September 2016)

Alex Oude Elferink - The Russian Federation and the Arctic Sunrise Case: Hot Pursuit and Other Issues under the LOSC (pdf), in International Law Studies (vol. 92, 2016)

Nelson Coelho - Extraterritoriality from the Port: EU’s approach to jurisdiction over ship-source pollution (pdf), in Spanish Yearbook of International Law (vol. 19, 2015)

Erik J. Molenaar - The December 2015 Washington Meeting on High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean, published on the JCLOS Blog (February 2016)

Erik J. Molenaar - The Oslo Declaration on High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean (pdf), Arctic Yearbook 2015 (available at, pp. 427-431

Erik J. Molenaar, co-editor with Marta Chantal Ribiero, Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection in Europe. Multiple Layers in Regulation and Compliance
Gráfica Ediliber: 2015; download available at

Alex Oude Elferink - International Law and Negotiated and Adjudicated Maritime Boundaries: a Complex Relationship (pdf)
Pre-print of an article published in 58 (2015) German Yearbook of International Law (pp. 231-264)

Alex Oude Elferink - ITLOS’s Approach to the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles in the Bangladesh/Myanmar Case: Theoretical and Practical Difficulties (pdf)
Pre-print of an article published in: R. Wolfrum, M. Seršić and T. Šošić (eds), Contemporary Developments in International Law; Essays in Honour of Budislav Vukas (Brill Nijhoff Publishers,2016), pp. 230-249.

Erik J. Molenaar - International Law on Arctic Fisheries (available as fulltext at, pp 79-90)
Published in: Polar Law and Resources (Nordic Council of Ministers: 2015)


Erik J. Molenaar: The Five-Plus-Five Process on Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries in the Context of the Evolving International Law Relating to the Sea and the Arctic (pdf)
Date: 7 December 2017. At: symposium The Role of Non-Arctic States / Actors in the Arctic Legal Order-Making, Kobe.

Erik J. Molenaar: The Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Negotiations (pdf)
Richard Caddell: The Implications of Brexit for Fisheries in the North Sea (pdf)
Date: 31 May 2017. At: workshop by NILOS, UCWOSL & JCLOS on Current Developments in the Law of the Sea, Utrecht.

Erik J. Molenaar - Relative Stability in Context International Fisheries Law (pdf)
Erik J. Molenaar - Changes to Relative Stability in light of International Rules and Practices on Allocation (pdf)
Date: 17/18 May 2017. At: workshop 'Relative Stability - Quo Vadis', organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts, Brussels.

Richard Caddell - After The Thaw: Ice Retreat and Newly Exposed Marine Areas (pdf)
Date: 8 April 2017. At: workshop on Ice Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland

Erik J. Molenaar - Brexit and Fisheries: An International Fisheries Law Perspective (pdf)
Date: 22 March 2017. At: meeting on Brexit and Fisheries at the European Parliament, Brussels, convened by the European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA).

Erik J. Molenaar - International Regulation of High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean (pdf)
Date: 23 September 2016. At: seminar Innovating for Change in Global Fisheries Governance, Norway

Erik J. Molenaar - Overzicht internationaalrechtelijk raamwerk (Antarctica) / Overzicht internationaalrechtelijk raamwerk (Arctica)
Date: 14 September 2016. At: seminar on Fishing in the Polar Regions, Utrecht

Erik J. Molenaar - SDG 14: Life Below Water: A Commentary (pdf)
Date: 27-29 June 2016. At: conference Critical Perspectives on Governing by Sustainable Development Goals, Amsterdam

Erik J. Molenaar - Multilateral fisheries allocation: an overview of global instruments pdf) and Multilateral fisheries allocation: procedural aspects (pdf)
Date: 22 February 2016. At: NEAFC Seminar on Allocation Criteria and Associated Issues

Erik J. Molenaar - Arctic Fishing (pdf)
Date: 24 June 2015. At: EU and the Arctic. Workshop 3: The Maritime Dimension of the Arctic, organized by the European Commission in Reykjavik, Iceland

Erik J. Molenaar - Arctic Fisheries and International Law (pdf)
Date: 30 June 2014. At: webinar on Future Arctic Fisheries, part of the 2014 Arctic Summer College

Alex Oude Elferink - Formal dispute settlement or diplomatic solutions: Maritime boundary cases (pdf)
Date: 8 March 2014. At: expert workshop Law of the Sea in the 21st Century; Stalemate or flexibility to address new challenges? at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law, Kiel, Germany