Dispute settlement in the law of the sea: Survey for 2020

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This is the latest in a series of annual surveys in this Journal reviewing dispute settlement in the law of the sea, both under Part XV of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and outside the framework of the Convention. It covers developments during 2020. The most significant developments were awards by the arbitral tribunals in the Enrica Lexie and Coastal State Rights cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-573
Number of pages35
JournalInternational Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2021


  • Arbitration
  • International court of justice (ICJ)
  • International tribunal for the law of the sea (ITLOS)
  • Jurisdiction over vessels
  • Peaceful purposes
  • Piracy
  • Sovereignty disputes
  • State immunity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • General Environmental Science
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law


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