Fundamental Challenges for the Law of the Sea
Leader: Senior Research Fellow Øystein Jensen, Fridtjof Nansen Institute.
The main objective of the research undertaken under the working package “Fundamental Challenges for the Law of the Sea” (WP I) is to analyse the adaptability of the law of the sea to present and foreseeable future challenges. This will be completed by focusing the research activities on two main study areas.
Task 1: Development of the law of the sea
The main line of inquiry here is exploring both the reasons for and prospects of progressive development of the law of the sea in light of the core challenges and changes in the modern era. The objective is to assess how the law of the sea continues to be developed.
Task 2: Interaction of the law of the sea with other parts of international law
The law of the sea is part of international law and, as such, has always interacted with the law in a wide variety of arenas. Recent human uses of the seas and the related activities have, however, necessitated an increased focus on the interaction of the law of the sea with parts of international law previously seldom related to the maritime sphere. Beyond increasingly relevant links with international environmental law, other parts of international law have become more closely related to the law of the sea. For instance, the use of trade-related measures in fisheries management has resulted in the need for interaction with international trade law, and the increasing number of arrests of fishing vessels and collective security demands in combating transnational crimes necessitate a close focus on the interaction of the law of the sea with human rights.
More information on WP I: Fundamental Challenges for the Law of the Sea.
Senior Research Fellow Øystein Jensen
Research Professor Davor Vidas
Associate Professor Ingvild U. Jakobsen
Professor Nele Matz-Lück
PostDoc Fellow Martin Hennig
Research Fellow Eva van der Marel
Research Fellow Margherita Poto
Research Fellow Kristine Kraabel