Law of the sea dispute over Sellafield

In the dispute between Ireland and the UK concerning radioactive discharges into the Irish Sea, the arbitral tribunal established under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) has suspended proceedings until the end of the year until possible competence issues under EU law are resolved. Its decision underlines the enormous complexities of overlapping boundaries between international and EU law jurisdictions where marine issues are concerned.

Sorry you do not have access to this article. Please contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120