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at FNI: Research Professor, Director of the Law of the Sea and Marine
Full Professor competence.
Doctor of Law, University of Zagreb Faculty of Law,
Master of Law, University of Split - Specialistic
master study on "The Law of the Sea", 1987.
Diploma in Law (cand. juris), Faculty of Law
University of Zagreb, 1983.
Completed a number of
specialistic international courses in international law and the law of the sea
in: The Netherlands, Malta, Germany, Croatia
28 years of professional experience in International
20 years of experience in leadership of
Key postions held at scholarly
Director, Law of the Sea and Marine
Affairs Programme, FNI (2003-present).
Fellow at FNI (1995-2008).
Co-director, "Law of the
Sea" Course, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia (1997-2002).
Director, Polar Programme, FNI (1995-2000 and 2002).
Research Fellow, FNI (1992-1995).
Member of the Department of International Law, Faculty of
Law University of Zagreb, Croatia (1984-1992).
selected professional experience
Chair of the ILA International Committee on 'International
Law and Sea-level Rise', (2012-present)
Member of the
Editorial Board, The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law,
Member of the ILA International
Committee on 'Baselines under the International Law of the Sea', Norwegian
branch representative (2012-present).
Member of the
Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy
Member of the International Advisory
Board of the Law of the Sea Institute at the University of California,
Berkeley, USA (2004-present).
Co-chair of the IUCN/CEL
Group of legal experts on the Mediterranean Sea (2006-2010).
Member/adviser of Norwegian delegations to international
conferences and organisations, including: the Antarctic Treaty Consultative
Meetings (1992-2002); the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine
Living Resources (2001-2002); the FAO Committee on Fisheries (2003); the
International Maritime Organization (2004-2006).
External expert/consultant to international organisations,
including: OECD (on IUU fishing), UNEP (on polar environmental policy).
Visiting researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute for
Private and Public International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands
Main research interests
Law of the
Marine environment and resources
Maritime transport and marine pollution issues
Antarctic law and policy
Adriatic Sea issues
Vidas, Davor and Peter Johan
Schei (eds), The World Ocean in
Globalisation. Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/Brill, 2011,
Vidas, Davor (ed), Law,
Technology and Science for Oceans in Globalisation IUU Fishing, Oil
Pollution, Bioprospecting, Outer Continental Shelf. Leiden/Boston,
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010, 642 p.
razgranicenje ('Croatian-Slovenian Delimitation'). Zagreb, Skolska
knjiga, 2009, 75 p. In Croatian.
Vidas, Davor, Zastita Jadrana ('Protecting the Adriatic
Sea'). Zagreb, Skolska knjiga, 2007, 274 p. In Croatian.
Davor (ed), Protecting the Polar Marine
Environment. Law and Policy for Pollution Prevention. Paperback
edition. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007, 276 p.
Davor (ed), Implementing the Environmental
Protection Regime for the Antarctic. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000,
Vidas, Davor (ed), Protecting
the Polar Marine Environment: Law and Policy for Pollution Prevention.
Hardback edition. Cambridge University Press, 2000, 276 pp.
and Willy Østreng (eds), Order for the Oceans at the
Turn of the Century. The Hague - London - Boston, Kluwer Law
International, 1999, 610 p.
Vidas, Davor (ed), Arctic Development and
Environmental Challenges: Information needs for decision-making and
international co-operation. Copenhagen, Scandinavian Seminar College,
Stokke, Olav Schram and Davor Vidas (eds), Governing
the Antarctic: The Effectiveness and Legitimacy of the Antarctic
System. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
articles and book chapters
Deviation? On Trends and Challenges in the Settlement of Maritime Delimitation
Disputes by International Courts and Tribunals'. In N. Boschiero, T.
Scovazzi et al (eds), International Courts and the Development of
International Law: Essays in Honour of Tullio Treves. The Hague/Berlin, TMC
Asser Press/Springer, 2013, pp. 323-332.
'Subregional Marine Governance: The
Case of the Adriatic Sea'. In H.N. Schieber and J.-H. Paik (eds),
Regions, Institutions and Law of the Sea. Leiden/Boston, Martinus
Nijhoff Publishers/Brill Academic Publishers, 2013, pp. 337-355.
Davor and Maja Markovcic Kostelac,
'Ballast Water and
Alien Species: Regulating Global Transfers and Regional Consequences'. In
Davor Vidas and Peter Johan Schei (eds), The World Ocean in
Globalisation. Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/Brill, 2011, pp.
Vidas, Davor, 'The Anthropocene and the
International Law of the Sea' Philosophical Transactions of the Royal
Society A, Vol 369, No 1938, 2011, pp. 909-925.
the Seas'. In Davor Vidas (ed), Law, Technology and Science for Oceans
in Globalisation IUU Fishing, Oil Pollution, Bioprospecting, Outer
Continental Shelf. Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010, pp.
Vidas, Davor, 'The UN Convention on the Law of
the Sea, the European Union and the Rule of Law: What is Going on in the
Adriatic Sea?' The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law,
Vol 24, No 1, 2009, pp. 1-66.
'United Nations Convention
on the Law of the Sea'. In Riffenburgh, Beau (ed), Encyclopedia of the
Antarctic. New York, Routledge, 2007, pp. 1017-1018.
'Protecting the European Seas as
Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas: The Need for Regional Cooperation in the
Adriatic Sea'. In Ott, K. (ed), Croatian Accession to the European
Union, Vol 4. Zagreb, Institute of Public Finance/Friedrich Ebert Stiftung,
2006, pp. 347-380.
'IUU Fishing or IUU
Operations? Some Observations on Diagnosis and Current Treatment'. In
Caron, D.D. and H.N. Scheiber (eds), Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters.
Publications on Ocean Development, Vol 47. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2004,
Vidas, Davor, 'The
Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty: A Ten-Year
Review'. In Stokke, Olav Schram and Øystein B. Thommessen (eds),
Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development
2002/2003. London, Earthscan, 2002, pp. 51-60.
Vukas, Budislav and
Davor Vidas, 'Flags of Convenience and High Seas Fishing: The Emergence of a
Legal Framework'. In Stokke, Olav Schram (ed), Governing High Seas
Fisheries: The Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes. Oxford University
Press, 2001, pp. 54-90.
Vidas, Davor, 'Emerging Law of the Sea Issues in
the Antarctic Maritime Area: A Heritage for the New Century?'. Ocean
Development and International Law, Vol 31, Nos 1-2, 2000, pp.
Recent commentary articles
(interview), 'Odvjetnik Plavog
planeta' ('An Attorney of the Blue Planet'), More, No 190, February
2011. In Croatian.
Adriatic Sea Today: Unsolved Issues and Challenges', MEPIELAN
'Jadran i EU: More na putu' ('The
Adriatic and the EU: A Sea on the Way'), Universitas, 26.11.2010. In
High seas sacred, yet too distant under international law',
EurActiv.com, 2 October 2009.
'Odgovornost za granice'
('Responsibility for the Borders'), Glas Koncila, 1 February 2009.