Agreement for the Establishment of the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law

Freestone, David, Barnes, Richard and Akhavan, Payam (2022) Agreement for the Establishment of the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law . ISSN 0927-3522

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This contribution outlines the content of a new agreement signed initially by Antigua and Barbuda and Tuvalu, that establishes a Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law. This Commission has, inter alia, the express power to request an advisory opinion from the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on issues within the ITLOS jurisdiction relating to international law and climate change. The complementary initiative by Vanuatu to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice through the UN General Assembly is also discussed. The text of the agreement is attached as an appendix.

Keywords:small island developing state, International tribunal for the law of the sea, climate change, sea level rise, law of the sea, ICJ, Advisory Opinion
Subjects:M Law > M130 Public International Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
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Deposited On:15 Feb 2022 10:21

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