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23 The Contribution of the International Court of Justice to the Law of the Sea

Peter Tomka

From: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law: Volume I: The Law of the Sea

Edited By: David J Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman A Martínez Gutiérrez

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 August 2021

Delimitation — Continental shelf — Exclusive economic zone — Fisheries — Islands and artificial islands — Territorial sea — Innocent passage — Flag state — Arbitral tribunals — Jurisdiction — Natural resources
From the very first decision rendered by the World Court in 1949 in the Corfu Channel case to the recent case opposing Nicaragua and Colombia dealing with their claims to sovereignty over certain maritime features and with the issue of maritime boundaries, the International Court of Justice (ICJ, ‘the Court’, or ‘World Court’) has had several opportunities to make major contributions to the law of the sea, in particular, by developing and refining the rules applicable between States in maritime areas, both under conventional and customary law. Its contribution has...
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