Law of the Sea and Governance

We study the legal and political implications of the Law of the Sea and the international ocean governance processes.

Nereus Fellow Solène Guggisberg (Utrecht Univeristy) published the article ‘Funding coastal and marine fisheries projects under the climate change regime’ in a special issue of Marine Policy on Funding for Ocean Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries. You can read the description and access the full article here.

December 23, 2018 | Climate ChangeFisheries

An international team of researchers has developed a comprehensive set of criteria to help the International Seabed Authority (ISA) protect local biodiversity from deep-sea mining activities. These guidelines should help identify areas of particular environmental importance where no mining should occur.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are an admirable set of targets set out to achieve a better world–but how do they interact with each other? Are some more pivotal to the success of all? Possibly.

International wildlife law can be used as a tool to enhance conservation if a selective, informed approach is chosen to enhance cooperation among international wildlife lawyers and conservation professionals. Nereus Program Fellow Richard Caddell explores the limitations and opportunities of international wildlife law in a new paper published in BioScience.

October 31, 2017 | Law and Governance


Guggisberg, S. (2018). Funding coastal and marine fisheries projects under the climate change regime. Marine Policy link
Caddell, R. (2018). Precautionary management and the development of future fishing opportunities: the international regulation of new and exploratory fisheriesThe International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 33(1)DOI: link

Dellmuth, L.M. (2016). The knowledge gap in world politics: assessing the source of citizen awareness of the United Nations Security Council. Review of International Studies, 42(4), 673-700. doi:10.1017/S0260210515000467 link