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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

2021

• "To be, or Not to Be: Equivocal or Nonequivocal Consent to Compulsory Jurisdiction" (forthcoming publication).

• "Scope and Exceptions to Compulsory Jurisdiction under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea”, Canadian Yearbook of International Law, 2021 (forthcoming publication).

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

2020

• "De Novo Delimitation Lines: A Constitutive Concept of Delimitation", Chinese Journal of International, 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

Following an academic assessment made by Judge James Crawford, Emeritus Professor Alain Pellet and Professor Mathias Forteau, Bjørn Kunoy was in 2019 appointed adjunct professor of international law at the University of the Faroe Islands. Bjørn has a French Law Degree from University of Paris X - Nanterre, coupled with a LLM in European Legal Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges, and in 2013 was awarded a doctorate degree in public law from University of Paris X - Nanterre.

Positions

Bjørn teaches public international law 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.

As a special legal counsel to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture of the Faroe Islands, Bjørn assumes a function of jurisconsulte in regard to international legal aspects on behalf of the Government of the Faroe Islands and in this capacity has acted as Agent in international legal proceedings, including the World Trade Organization and arbitration cases under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. 

Bjørn 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 Conciliator and Arbitrator under Annexes V and VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Bjørn advices sovereign States in South-America, Europe and in Asia on public international law, including, but not limited to, maritime delimitations, establishment of outer limits of the continental shelf under Article 76 of UNCLOS, suspension of treaties, unilateral exploitation of hydrocarbons in undelimited areas, acquiescence under international law and different questions regarding customary treaty interpretative rules as context for treaty interpretation.

The academic publications of Bjørn include papers in leadings international journals such as the British Yearbook of International Law, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Annuaire Francais de Droit International and the Leiden Journal of International Law, some of which have been quoted, and referred to, in international proceedings in regard to disputes that have been referred to the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.