Law beyond Boundaries: Innovative mechanisms for the integrated management of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction

Camille Goodman*, Holly Matley

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    Abstract

    On 24 February 2017, a workshop entitled "Law Beyond Boundaries: innovative mechanisms for the integrated management of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction" was held in Wollongong, Australia hosted by the Oceans and International Environmental Law Interest Group of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, in association with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong. The aim of the workshop was to address the question, how can international law be used in innovative ways to effectively conserve and sustainably manage marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ)? In this introduction, we briefly summarize five of the papers developed for the workshop, highlighting the way in which they address three important themes: the promise and limits of existing institutional mechanisms governing activities in ABNJ; interactions between established principles and regimes for ABNJ; and the lessons that can be drawn from existing global and regional approaches to ABNJ. We hope that the ideas developed in this article theme set will contribute to the ongoing discussions at the United Nations General Assembly, as the international community works toward the development of an international legally binding instrument to govern activities in ABNJ.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)402-404
    Number of pages3
    JournalICES Journal of Marine Science
    Volume75
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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