law of the sea

beluga whale russian spy

Whether via a submarine or a whale, spying is a violation of state sovereignty, says Professor Natalie Klein from UNSW Law.

deep sea

We need to ensure that environmental and social safeguards are in place before commercial deep seabed mining operations begin, writes Aline Jaeckel.

If the world can't or won't slow global warming, the least it can do is help island states threatened by rising seas prepare for "life after land", writes law academic Rosemary Rayfuse in The New York Times.