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Yoshinobu Takei

Yoshinobu TakeiPosition at FNI: Guest Researcher

Position, home institution: Research Associate, Walther Schücking Institute for International Law, University of Kiel, Germany

Academic background
   Ph.D., Utrecht University, 2008.
   LL.M. in International Law, Utrecht University, 2004.
   LL.M., Keio University, 2003.
   LL.B., Keio University, 2001.

Professional experience
   Research Associate, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University (2006-2008 and 2010-2012).
   Research Fellow, Ocean Policy Research Foundation of Japan (2009-2010)

Main research interests
Public international law, in particular law of the sea, international environmental law, international institutional law and law of international responsibility; ocean policy.

Major publications


Takei, Yoshinobu, Filling Regulatory Gaps in High Seas Fisheries: Discrete High Seas Fish Stocks, Deep-sea Fisheries and Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems. Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013.

Recent and forthcoming articles and book chapters

Takei, Yoshinobu, 'Are the Polar Regions Converging? A Study of the Evolution of the International Regime Governing the Arctic in Comparison with the Antarctic Treaty System'. In Mariano J. Aznar and Mary E. Footer (eds), Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law, vol. 4. Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2013, forthcoming.

Takei, Yoshinobu, 'Marine Scientific Research in the Arctic'. In Erik J. Molenaar, Alex G. Oude Elferink and Donald R. Rothwell (eds), The Law of the Sea and Polar Regions: Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes. Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013, forthcoming.

Takei, Yoshinobu, 'Agreement on Cooperation on Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue in the Arctic: An Assessment'. Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, vol. 2(1), 2013, forthcoming.

Takei, Yoshinobu, 'International Legal Responses to the Flag State in Breach of Its Duties: Possibilities for Other States to Take Action against the Flag State'. Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 82(2) (2013, forthcoming).

Takei, Yoshinobu, 'Assessing Flag State Performance in Legal Terms: Clarifications of the Margin of Discretion'. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol. 28(1), 2013, pp. 97-133.

Takei, Yoshinobu, 'High Seas Fisheries'. In Yoshihisa Shirayama et al. (eds), Marine Conservation Biology [in Japanese]. Tokyo, Kodansha, 2012, pp. 216-228.

Takei, Yoshinobu, 'Institutional Reactions to the Flag State That Has Failed to Discharge Flag State Responsibilities'. Netherlands International Law Review, vol. LIX(1), 2012, pp. 65-90.

Takei, Yoshinobu, 'Law and Policy for International Submarine Cables: An Asia-Pacific Perspective'. Asian Journal of International Law, vol. 2(2), 2012, pp. 205-233.

Takei, Yoshinobu, 'Who Governs the Arctic Ocean? A Reply from an International Law Perspective'. Ocean Policy Studies, No. 9, 2011, pp. 59-83.
Contact details
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 Related focal points of research

   Law of the Sea and marine affairs.
   Polar and Russian politics

 Important ongoing projects

The International Legal Regime for the Arctic Ocean, funded under the Japan-Norway Researcher Mobility Programme FY2013 (2013)

Tools and Steps for the Reform of Ocean Governance: Legal and Institutional Aspects, within the framework of the Excellent Cluster "The Future Ocean", funded by the German Research Foundation (2013-2016)

SHARES project, Amsterdam Center for International Law, funded by the European Research Council (participation in 2012-2013)

 Important past projects

Adapting governance and regulation of the marine Arctic to climate change (participation in 2011-2012), funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) Netherlands Polar Programme

Non-compliance by the flag state of the duty to effectively exercise jurisdiction and control over ships flying its flag: the possibilities for other states to take action against the flag state (participation in 2010-2011), funded by the NWO

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