Call for papers – ASCOMARE Yearbook on the Law of the Sea

The Associazione di Consulenza in Diritto del Mare (ASCOMARE) is pleased to announce its upcoming call for papers for the Yearbook on the Law of the Sea (YLoS). The first Volume of the Yearbook will focus on ‘Law of the Sea and Definitions’ and welcomes submissions examining the content and legal scope of undefined terms of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and other related instruments.

The Brazilian Institute for the Law of the Sea (BILOS), and the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS) are supporting the initiative. Such collaboration brings enormous value to the project. The Editorial Board of the Yearbook comprises members of ASCOMARE, as well as international law specialists and academics.

The YLoS will be released in a digital open-access version to allow readers, North and South, to get access to academic knowledge that is normally available only behind large paywalls. Next to the online open-access version, a paper version of the YLoS will also be available for sale.

Concluding with the words of the President of ASCOMARE, Mr Pierandrea Leucci: “Promoting uniformity in the way the law of the sea should be interpreted and applied is one of the main objectives of ASCOMARE. We opted for a Yearbook series since this wants to be the beginning of a journey, and not its final destination. A journey we believe everyone should be able to join, either by contributing to the manuscript, or by getting free access to its content.”

The call for papers is going to be launched on November 9th, 2020. Submissions are welcome both in English and Italian. The most insightful contribution will be awarded with a copy of the prestigious Volume I of the Virginia Commentary. Further information on the initiative will be available here.

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