Special issue on dispute settlement within the Law of the Sea Convention
International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
The scholars Lan Nguyen, Danae Georgoula, Seline Trevisanut and Alex Oude Elferink (all affiliated to Utrecht University's School of Law) acted as guest editors for a special issue of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law about the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (referred to as UNCLOS or LOSC). Their own contribution centers on Compulsory Jurisdiction as the DNA of Law LOSC Dispute Settlement.
The issue of the Journal (Issue 38, 2023) is entitled 'LOSC Part XV at 40: Assessment and Critique' (see link below). The special issue contains a set of papers from the workshop The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea at Forty: The Contribution of the Judiciary and Judicial Jurisdiction, which was held in Utrecht on 5 and 6 May of 2022. The guest editors wrote the introductory article “Compulsory Jurisdiction as the DNA of LOSC Dispute Settlement: An Evolutionary Path”. In setting the scene for the remaining articles of the special issue, the introduction also provides a perspective on the dispute settlement provisions of the BBNJ Agreement, which at the time of writing had just been adopted. Danae Georgoula contributed the article “The LOSC Renvois as a Source of Untapped Jurisdiction” to the special issue.