Safeguarding the effectiveness of the judiciary’s role in legal regime for the oceans: charting a course between judicial restraint and judicial activism.

Courts in principle are only entitled to settle disputes with the consent of the states concerned. This may significantly limit recourse to courts under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC). Many disputes are also concerned with other legal rules. The present project assesses how to effectively address this matter.

About the project

This research is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The project runs from October 2019 through September 2024.
The Principal Investigator is Prof. dr. Alex Oude Elferink.
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This research project is carried out within the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) and the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS).