Author: Gleb Bogush
Keywords: criminal jurisdiction; Exclusive Economic Zone; freedom of navigation; International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; provisional measures, interim measures; the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
The commentary analyses the proceedings before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in the case of the Dutch ship “Arctic Sunrise”, which was arrested in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation, and the Tribunal’s decision on provisional measures to release the vessel and its crew. For the first time in its history, the Russian Federation boycotted interstate proceedings in the international court. The author addresses the possible consequences of this decision.