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The land dominates the sea (dominates the land dominates the sea)

1. Introduction It is a truth universally acknowledged that a State with a coast can claim maritime zones. This principle has been famously stated by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its 1969 North Sea Continental shelf judgment, where the Court expressed the principle that ‘the land dominates the sea’.[1] Obviously, the land must...

Considerations of humanity in the Enrica Lexie Case

1. Introduction The Order by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS or Tribunal) in the Enrica Lexie case[1] has provided the first opportunity for judicial scrutiny of the dispute that has involved India and Italy over the past four years. The order was rendered following a request for the prescription of...