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David Freestone, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, USA

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Professor Alan E. Boyle, University of Edinburgh, UK†
Professor Robin Churchill, Professor Emeritus, Law School, University of Dundee, UK
Dr. J. Scott Davidson, Former Vice-Chancellor, Newman University, UK
Sarah Dromgoole, Former Professor of Maritime Law, University of Nottingham, UK
Professor Erik Franckx, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Professor N.J.J. Gaskell, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, Australia
Kristina M. Gjerde, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme
Professor Jan Glazewski, Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, Cape Town University
Professor Günther Handl, Eberhard Deutsch Professor of Public International Law, Tulane University, USA
Professor Ellen Hey, Professor of Public International Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Professor James Kraska, U.S. Naval War College, USA
Professor Seokwoo Lee, Inha University Law School, South Korea
Professor Rainer Lagoni, Director, Law of the Sea and Maritime Law Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany
Michael W. Lodge, Secretary General, International Seabed Authority, Kingston, Jamaica
Professor Ronán Long, Director, Global Oceans Institute, World Maritime University, Sweden
Professor A.V. Lowe, Emeritus Chichele Professor, University of Oxford, UK
Dr. Nilüfer Oral, Director, Centre for International Law, NUS, Singapore
Professor Alex Oude Elferink, Director, NILOS, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Professor Alexander Proelss, Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg, Germany
Professor Rosemary Rayfuse, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Professor Clive Schofield, WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, Malmö, Sweden
Professor Tullio Scovazzi, Professor of International Law, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Professor Davor Vidas, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Lysaker, Norway
Professor Julia Guifang Xue, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Professor Keyuan Zou, School of Law, Dalian Maritime University, China

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The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law

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The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law addresses all aspects of marine and coastal law. In addition to normal in-depth scholarly articles, the Journal contains a distinctive feature: a vigorous ‘Current Legal Developments’ section which provides notes and commentary on international treaties and case law, national statute law, national court decisions, and other aspects of state practice; includes the relevant original documentation where appropriate; and monitors developments in relevant international organizations at a global and regional level. The format also includes a book review section.

Volumes 1-7 of The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law have been published under the name of International Journal of Estuarine and Coastal Law.

2021 Impact Factor: 1,393.
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