Tag Archives: Maritime Law

Navigating the Tides of Change: The Evolution of International Maritime Law and the Quest for Liability in the Wake of the Dali Tragedy

By: Lawson Barkley Maritime law has deep roots in our society, tying itself back to the inference of at least rudimentary maritime laws of the ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians who were commercial leaders in international shipping throughout the Mediterranean. There is no doubt that international shipping and trade require comprehensive rules regarding the liability of […]

Tides of Chance: Exploring the Consequences of China’s UNCLOS Ratification for U.S. Maritime Interests

By: Ammar Asad Introduction Amid the ever-changing landscape of international diplomacy, China’s engagement with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is a major transformation. This key development could chart a new course for international maritime policy and influence, with considerable implications for U.S. maritime interests across the expansive and dynamic […]

The United Nation’s Historic ‘High-Seas’ Treaty

By: Colsen Centner March 30, 2023 On March 4, 2023, member countries of the United Nations made history by agreeing to the first ever treaty protecting the world’s oceans that lie outside of national boundaries. While some may argue that this treaty is a historic accomplishment that should be celebrated, the greater marine biologist community believes it has […]

The Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement: Why We in the US Should Care

By: Talya Pinto November 7, 2022 On October 11, 2022, the Governments of Israel and Lebanon announced their decision on a historic agreement to establish a permanent maritime boundary between the two countries. The United States has been mediating this deal for several years, and this breakthrough brings with it the hope of some stability in the […]