Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea

The Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (formerly K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea) was established on 1 September 2013. The Centre is located at the Faculty of Law, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.


Vacant position as Postdoctor Fellow available

The Centre announces a vacant position as a Postdoctor Fellow. More information here: Deadline for applications: 21 July 2020. 


New post on the NCLOS blog!

Vito De Lucia has contributed to a blog on "Squaring the Oceanic Circle? On Regional Approaches to the Conservation of Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction"The question of a global or regional approach to the institutional architecture of the treaty remains one of the key knots of the negotiations towards a new treaty on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The post shares some reflections on a recent proposal from Iceland on a potential framework for a regional implementation of the BBNJ treaty.


New PhD at NCLOS by Endalew L. Enyew

Endalew L. Enyew sucsessfully defended his thesis "The Rights of Indigenous Peoples to Marine Space and Marine Resources under International Law" on the 8th of May.


New post on the NCLOS blog!

"The Application of Teachings by the International Tribunal for the Law of the SeaSondre Torp Helmersen has contributed to a post on the NCLOS blog, describing how the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) applies the ‘teachings of the most highly qualified publicists’ (as the ICJ Statute Article 38 puts it) when deciding cases. The post builds on an article published in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. The article undertakes an empirical analysis of the ITLOS’ judicial methodology, and is the first such analysis of the Tribunal. Findings include Judge Laing being the heaviest user of teachings in the Tribunal, and the Virginia Commentary being the most popular book.


Avlyst: Havets hemmeligheter: Olje eller miljø i nord - hvor skal iskanten gå?

Velkommen til Havets hemmeligheter ved Norsk senter for havrett på UiT Norges arktiske universitet – og få spennene kunnskap om havet i en uformell setting!

Denne gangen er temaet: Olje eller miljø i nord - hvor skal grensen for iskanten gå og er det egentlig viktig?




Contact information:

Centre leader: Professor Tore Henriksen:

Assistant leader: Professor Ingvild U. Jakobsen:

Administration: Senior Advisor Christin Skjervold:  

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