| FNI PROJECTS
Fundamental Challenges for the Law of the
This research project encompasses a broad range of
issues related to the law of the sea. From a fundamental perspective, the
research will focus on two areas.
First, it will look at the driving
factors for the development of the law of the sea, including state practice,
the role and decision-making of international institutions and the role and
significance of international courts and tribunals;
Second, the project
will focus on the interaction of the law of the sea with other branches of
public international law, such as international trade law, human rights and
international criminal law.
The project is one of five
work packages undertaken by the K.G.
Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, and FNI's main contribution to
research at the Centre. The Centre is coordinated by the University of
Tromsø with FNI as national consortium partner.
contributes to several of the other work packages at the Centre, with research
on areas such as maritime boundaries and outer limits, international navigation
and marine environmental protection. While the Arctic is an important focus
area, the research is not limited to Arctic issues, but law of the sea in
More information about the project (on the Centre's
Project team at FNI
(FNI Project Leader)
Øystein, The Commission
on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy.
Leiden/Boston, Brill/Nijhoff, 2014, 316 p.
Jensen, Øystein, Noreg og havets folkerett ('Norway
and the Law of the Sea'). Trondheim, Akademika, 2014, 169 p. In
'The Commission on the Limits of the
Continental Shelf: An administrative, Scientific, or Judicial Institution?'
Ocean Development and International Law, Vol 45, No 2, 2014, pp.
Challenges for the Law of the Sea', Opening seminar of the K.G. Jebsen
Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø, Faculty of Law,
K.G. Jebsen Foundation
Research Council of Norway
University of Tromsø