Introductory Note to Dispute Concerning the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean, Preliminary Objections (ITLOS)

International Legal Materials (ILM), forthcoming

5 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2021

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Thomas Burri

University of St. Gallen

Jamie Trinidad

University of Cambridge

Date Written: April 15, 2021

Abstract

On January 28, 2021, a Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) delivered a judgment in which it rejected preliminary objections raised by Maldives in arbitral proceedings instituted by Mauritius, concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary north of the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. This introductory note discusses the decision and explains why it is potentially far-reaching.

Keywords: International Law, Sovereignty, Self-Determination, Human Rights, Adjudication, Dispute Settlement, ICJ, Advisory Opinion, Binding Character, General Assembly Resolutions, Law of the Sea, United Kingdom, British Indian Ocean Territory, Diego Garcia, South China Sea, EEZ

Suggested Citation

Burri, Thomas and Trinidad, Jamie, Introductory Note to Dispute Concerning the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean, Preliminary Objections (ITLOS) (April 15, 2021). International Legal Materials (ILM), forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3827071

Thomas Burri (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Bodanstrasse 3
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.unisg.ch/en/universitaet/schools/law/ueber-ls/faculty/burri

Jamie Trinidad

University of Cambridge ( email )

Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
United Kingdom

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