Interrelationship of Inner and Outer Continental Shelf Entitlements
12:00 - 13:00
Professor Bjørn Kunoy Professor of Public International Law, University of the Faroe Islands
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Public International Law Lecture
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Please join us for the latest instalment of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series.
The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series welcomes you to to the latest instalment presented by Professor Bjørn Kunoy and chaired by Dr Meagan Wong from the School of Law at the University of Essex.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea provides two different definitions to determine the breadth of the continental shelf. The distance-based entitlement is limited to a maximum breadth of 200 nautical miles from the baselines, while the natural prolongation-based entitlement may go far beyond the distance-based entitlement, and in some cases extends up to 800 nautical miles from the baselines. This lecture will discuss whether natural prolongation-based entitlements may extend into distance-based entitlements, and accordingly call for the establishment of a delimitation line within the overlap that is entirely located in the area landward the 200 nautical line distance line of one of the States parties to the dispute.
Bjørn Kunoy is professor of international law at the University of the Faroe Islands. He is listed as conciliator and arbitrator under Annex V and VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and as Panellist under the Dispute settlement mechanism of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization and the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization.
The Essex Public International Law lecture series is founded, hosted and co-chaired by Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones based in the School of Law. This is a weekly lecture series featuring judges of international courts and tribunals, leading academics, and practitioners of international law from governmental service, international organizations, and private practice from across the globe. The series prides itself on building on two important intellectual traditions of international law: formalism and international legal practice, and international legal theory including postcolonial and feminist perspectives.
We welcome all students, academics, practitioners and legal advisors to join us.
You can register here for the event which will be held on zoom.