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Bjørn Kunoy
Dr.jur., Professor in International Law
Faculty of History and Social Sciences
Telephone 556129
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Overview

2022

"Procedural Aspects in the Delimination of Outer Continental Shelf Areas (forthcoming publication).

• "A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: A Critical Analysis of Bridging Fixed Points of the Continental Shelf" (forthcoming publication).

• "The United Nations Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks", United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (forthcoming publication)

2021
• "Scope and Exceptions to Compulsory Jurisdiction under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea”, Canadian Yearbook of International Law, 2021, pp. 78 – 141.
• ”An Equivocal or Unequivocal Bar for Determining Consent to Jurisdiction", Journal of International Dispute Settlement, 2021, vol. 12(4), pp. 712 – 730.
• "Judicial and Adjudicative Resolution of EEZ Fisheries Related Disputes”, Gottingen Journal of International Law (forthcoming publication).

 

2020
• "De Novo Delimitation Lines: A Constitutive Concept of Delimitation", Chinese Journal of International Law, 2020, vol. 19(3), pp. 459 - 480.
• "Classifications of Seafloor Highs according to Legal Hermeneutics", Asian Journal of International Law, 2020, vol. 10(2), pp. 196 - 232.
• "How Deep is Your Love: Inner and Outer Continental Shelf Entitlements", Japanese Yearbook of International Law, 2019, vol 62, pp. 335 - 375.
• "Seafloor Highs in the Central Arctic Ocean", in T. Heidar (ed), New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances in the Law of the Sea, Brill, 2020, ss. 308 -324.

 

2019
• "Sharing is Caring: Transboundary Hydrocarbon Deposits", German Yearbook of International Law, 2020, vol. 63, pp. 431 - 474.

 

2017
• "La Zone Économique Exclusive", Traité de droit international de la mer, Pellet, Forteau et al. (eds), Pedone, 2017, pp. 44 – 56.

• "Assertions of Entitlement to Outer Continental Shelf in the Central Arctic Ocean", International & Comparative Law Quarterly, 2017, vol. 66, pp. 367 – 409.

 

2016

• "Assertion of Entitlement to Shared Fish Stocks", Challenges of the changing Arctic: Continental Shelf, Navigation and Fisheries, Nordquist, Moore, Long (eds), Brill-Nijhoff, 2016, pp. 464 – 507.

 

2015
• "La délimitation maritime dans la zone située au-delà de 200 milles marins en l´absence de recommandations de la Commission des Limites du Plateau Continental", Annuaire Francais de Droit International, 2015, vol. 61, pp. 35 - 71.

 

2013
• "The Delimitation of an Indicative Area of Overlapping Entitlement to the Outer Continental Shelf", British Yearbook of International Law, 2013, vol. 83, pp. 61 - 81.

• "The Agreed Minutes on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles between Greenland and Iceland in the Irminger Sea", Chinese Journal of International Law, 2013, vol. 12(1), pp. 125 – 142.

 

2012

• "The Terms of Reference of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: A Creeping Legal Mandate", Leiden Journal of International Law, 2012, vol. 25, pp. 109-130.

• "The Ambit of Pactum de Negotiatum in the Management of Shared Fish Stocks: A Rumble in the Jungle", Chinese Journal of International Law, 2012, vol. 11, pp. 689 – 726.

 

2011
• "The Establishment of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf: Is Crossing Boundaries Trespassing?", International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 2011, vol. 26, pp. 313 – 334.

• "Conservation and Management of Shared and Straddling Fish Stocks: The International Trade Regime", German Yearbook of International Law, 2011, vol. 54, pp. 421 – 458.

• "Legal Problems Relating to Differences Arising between Recommendations of the CLCS and the Submission of a Particular State", Problematic Issues of the Law of the Sea, 2011, pp. 305 – 338.

 

2010
• "Rhimou Chakroun v. Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken", Common Market Law Review, 2010, vol. 47, pp. 1815 – 1830.

• "Appraisal of Applicable 2,500 m Depth Constraint Lines for the Purposes of the Establishment of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf", Ocean Development & International Law, 2010, vol. 41, pp. 357 – 379.

• "The Adoption of Relevant Recommendations by the CLCS as a Prerequisite for the Admissibility of a Plea to delimit the Outer Continental Shelf", International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 2010, vol. 25, pp. 237 – 270.

• "The 10-Year Time Frame to Disputed Areas: A Legal Lacuna?", Ocean Development & International Law, 2010, pp. 112 – 130.

 

2009
• "Plate Tectonics in Luxembourg: The Ménage à Trois between EC Law, International Law and the ECHR in Light of the Sanctions Cases", Common Market Law Review, 2009, vol. 46, pp. 73 – 104.

• "A Variable Geometric Scope of Delimitations: The Influence of a Geological and Geomorphologic Title to the Outer Continental Shelf", Austrian Review of International & European Law, 2009, vol. 11, pp. 49 – 78.

 

2007
• "A New Arctic Conquest: The Arctic Outer Continental Margin", Nordic Journal of International Law, 2007, pp. 465 – 480.

• "What´s in a name that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet? Reflections on ECJ´s Trade Mark Case Law", German Law Journal, 2007, vol. 8, pp. 635 - 657.

• "The Jurisdiction of the ECJ to Review the Legality of the Transposition of an International Act in the EC Legal Order", Nordic Journal of International Law, 2007, vol. 76, pp. 17 – 35.

• "Catch Me if You Can: An Analysis of Measures Taken to Comply under the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding", Chinese Journal of International Law, 2007, vol. 6, pp. 43 – 66.

 

2006
• "The Notion of Time in ICSID Indirect Expropriation Case Law", Journal of International Arbitration, 2006, vol. 22, pp. 337 – 349.

• "The Rise of the Sun: Legal Arguments in Outer Continental Margin Delimitations", Netherlands International Law Review, 2006, vol. 53, pp. 247 – 272.

• "Singing in the Rain: Developments in the Interpretation of Umbrella Clauses", Journal of World Investment & Trade, 2006, vol. 7, pp. 275 – 300.

• "A Union of Nationals: The Origins of the Court´s Lack of Avant-Gardisme in the Chen Case", Common Market Law Review, 2006, vol. 43, pp. 179 – 190.

 

2005
• "Developments of the Indirect Expropriation Case Law in ICSID Transnational Arbitration", Journal of World Investment & Trade, 2005, vol. 6, pp. 467 – 492.

Education

Bjørn obtained a doctoral degree in public law at Université Paris X-Nanterre in 2013. Following an academic assessment made by Judge James Crawford, Emeritus Professor Alain Pellet and Professor Mathias Forteau, Bjørn Kunoy was in 2019 appointed professor of international law at the University of the Faroe Islands.

Positions

Professor Kunoy teaches public international law and law of the sea at the University of the Faroe Islands and is a regular intervener and guest speaker in international conferences on public international law and law of the sea related issues.

Bjørn has published widely in a number of areas of international law, including dispute settlement, treaty law, law of the sea, natural resources and international investment law. His publications include papers in leadings international journals such as the British Yearbook of Int´l Law, Int´l & Comparative Law Quarterly, Annuaire Francais de Droit International, Leiden Journal of Int´l Law and the Journal of Int´l Dispute Settlement, some of which have been quoted in proceedings in the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Bjørn provides legal counsel to sovereign clients. He has been counsel, adviser and Agent in international legal proceedings, including the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, World Trade Organization and arbitration disputes under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. He has also presided proceedings with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, established under Annex II to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and is also nominated Conciliator and Arbitrator under Annexes V and VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and panelist in the dispute settlement mechanisms in the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization and the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization.