Erik Franckx WG2 Leader - Belgium

Erik Franckx

Professor of International Law

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Brussels, Belgium)

Licentiaat in de Rechten, VUB

M.A., Interuniversity Centre for East–European Studies (Belgium)

LL.M., University of Georgia

Ph.D., VUB

Research professor, President of the Department of International and European Law, Director of the Centre for International Law, and Vice-dean for internationalization of the Faculty of Law and Criminology at the V.U.B. (Pleinlaan 2, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium; Erik.Franckx@vub.ac.be). He holds moreover teaching assignments (in chronological order) at the Vesalius College (V.U.B.), Université Libre de Bruxelles, the Brussels School of International Studies (University of Kent at Canterbury), the Program on International Legal Cooperation (Institute of European Studies, V.U.B.), and the Université Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He has been appointed by Belgium as member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, The Netherlands; as expert in marine scientific research for use in special arbitration under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; as legal expert in the Advisory Body of Experts of the Law of the Sea of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; as expert in maritime boundary delimitation to the International Hydrographic Organization; and as member of the Belgian national Commission for the Revision of Private and Public Maritime Law. He has moreover been nominated by the International Law Association as rapporteur of the Committee on Coastal State Jurisdiction over Marine Pollution (1991-2000); by Vrije Universiteit Brussel as Research Professor for 5 years (2010/11 – 2014/15; renewable once); and by the European Society of International Law as Co-Chair of the Law of the Sea Interest Group since 2013. He is the author of more than 230 writings on the international law of the sea and co-author of Gustafson Juras, K., Noyes, J.E. et Franckx, E., Law of the Sea in a Nutshell, St. Paul, Minnesota, West Publishing Company, 613 pp. (2nd ed., 2010). ISBN 0-314-16941-5.

Within the MARSAFENET project he serves as member of the Management Committee, the Steering Committee and leader of Working Group 2.

2013

"Navigating Between Consolidation and Innovation: Bangladesh/Myanmar (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Judgment of 14 March 2012)" [written together with Marco Benatar], 27 Ocean Yearbook pp. 435-458

2012

"Maritime Delimitation in the Baltic Sea: What Has Already Been Accomplished?", 6 TransNav (International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation) pp. 437-442

2012

"Fisheries in the South China Sea: A Centrifugal or Centripetal Force?", 11 Chinese Journal of International Law pp. 727-747

2012

"Dotted Lines in the South China Sea: Fishing for (Legal) Clarity" [written together with M. Benatar], in 'Cow-tongue Line' - An Irrational Claim (Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, ed.), Hanoi, Tri Thuc Publisher, pp. 173-207

2012

"Duong dut doan o bien dong: Tim kiem mot giai phap phap ly (Dotted Lines in the South China Sea: Fishing for (Legal) Clarity)" [written together with M. Benatar], in 'Cow-tongue Line' - An Irrational Claim (Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, ed.), Hanoi, Tri Thuc Publisher, pp. 9-42

2012

"Navigation in Arctic Waters" [written together with I. Papanicolopulu], in Identification of Major Legal Issues Relating to the Operation of a Pan-European Research Vessel in the Arctic (Van der Valk, L. & Kozubovskaya-Pellé, A., eds.), Strasbourg, IREG, pp. 19-23

2012

"Fisheries Cases before the European Court of Justice", in 9 Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Wolfrum, R., ed.), Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 42-47

2012

"Estuaries", in 3 Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Wolfrum, R., ed.), Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 677-6

2012

"The Northeast Passage and the Northern Sea Route: Unity in Division?" [written together with L. Boone], in The 18th International Seminar on Sea Names: Asian and European Perspectives (7-9 March 2012, Brussels, Belgium) (Choo, S., ed.), pp. 63-69

2012

"New Developments in the Arctic: Protecting the Marine Environment from Increased Shipping" [written together with L. Boone], in The Law of the Sea Convention: US Accession and Globalization (Nordquist, M.H., Moore, J.N., Soons, A.H. & Kim, H.-S., eds.), Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 178-205

2012

"Dots and Lines in the South China Sea: Insights from the Law of Map Evidence" [written together with M. Benatar], 2 Asian Journal of International Law pp. 89-118

2011

"The Influence of Environmental Law on the Development of the Law of the Sea: CITES and the International Law of Fisheries" [written together with K. Van den Bossche], 54 Japanese Yearbook of International Law pp. 218-259

2011

"Dotted Lines in the South China Sea: Fishing for (Legal) Clarity [Conference Proceedings]" [written together with M. Benatar], in The South China Sea: Towards a Region of Peace, Security and Cooperation (Tran Truong, T., ed.), Hanoi, The Gioi Publishers, pp. 211-231, 410 pp.

2011

"Dotted Lines in the South China Sea: Fishing for (Legal) Clarity [Conference Proceedings]" [written together with M. Benatar], International Studies (Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam) pp. 61-96

2011

"The Naming of Maritime Features Viewed from an International Law Perspective [in Chinese]" (in Chinese) [written together with M. Benatar, N. Joe en K. Van den Bossche], 11 China Oceans Law Review pp. 41-69

2011

"The Naming of Maritime Features Viewed from an International Law Perspective" [written together with M. Benatar, N. Joe and K. Van den Bossche], 11 China Oceans Law Review pp. 1-40

2011

"Should the Law Governing Maritime Areas in the Arctic Adapt to Changing Climatic Circumstances?", 41 California Western International Law Journal pp. 397-432

2011

"Maritime Delimitation in the Baltic Sea: What Has Already Been Accomplished?", in Transport Systems and Processes: Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (Weintrit, A. & Neumann, T., eds.), Leiden, CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 139-144, 219 pp.

2011

"Estonia-Russia (Report Number 10-22)", in 6 International Maritime Boundaries (Colson, D.A. & Smith, R.W., eds.), Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff, pp. 4567-4584, 4602 pp.

2011

"American and Chinese Views on Navigational Rights of Warships", 10 Chinese Journal of International Law pp. 187-206

2011

The Relationship Between CITES, FAO and Related Agreements: Legal Issues, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1062 (FIIT/C1062 (En), Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization, 63 pp.

2010

"The Naming of Maritime Features Viewed from an International Law Perspective" [written together with M. Benatar, N. Joe and K. Van den Bossche], in Proceedings of the 16th International Seminar on Sea Names (20-22 August 2010, The Hague, The Netherlands) (Choo, S., ed.), 34 pp.

2010

Book review (in English) of "The Future of Ocean Regime-Building: Essays in Tribute to Douglas M. Johnston" by Aldo Chircop, Ted L. McDorman & Susan J. Rolston (eds.), Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 786 pp., 2009, 2 The Yearbook of Polar Law pp. 337-342

2010

"The International Seabed Authority and the Common Heritage of Mankind: The Need for States to Establish the Outer Limits of Their Continental Shelf", 25 International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law pp. 543-567

2010

"The Role of the European Union in Regional Fisheries Organizations" [written together with Van den Bossche, K.], in Recasting Transboundary Fisheries Management Arrangements in Light of Sustainability Principles: Canadian and International Perspectives (Russel, D. & VanderZwaag, D.L., eds.), The Hague, Brill, pp. 419-448

2010

Book review (in English) of "Basic Documents on the Law of the Sea: The Legal Order of the Oceans" by Alan Vaughan Lowe & Stefan Talmon (eds.), Oxford, Hart Publishing, 1012 pp., 2009, 28 Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law pp. 431-433

2010

"The Exercise of Jurisdiction over Vessels: Legal Issues Raised by the Relationship Between CITES, FAO and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea", in The Exercise of Jurisdiction over Vessels: New Developments in the Fields of Pollution, Fisheries, Crimes at Sea and Trafficking of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Franckx, E. & Gautier, P., eds.), Brussels, Bruylant, pp. 57-79

2010

"Introduction" [written together with Gautier, P.], in The Exercise of Jurisdiction over Vessels: New Developments in the Fields of Pollution, Fisheries, Crimes at Sea and Trafficking of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Franckx, E. & Gautier, P., eds.), Brussels, Bruylant, pp. xi-xiii

2010

The Exercise of Jurisdiction over Vessels: New Developments in the Fields of Pollution, Fisheries, Crimes at Sea and Trafficking of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Franckx, E. & Gautier, P., eds.), Brussels, Bruylant, 225 pp.

2010

"Het Internationale Hof voor het recht van de zee (The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea", in Water. Bron van leven en conflicten (Maes, F. & Willems, P., eds.), Louvain, Acco, pp. 147-154 and 189-191

2010

"The Legal Regime of Navigation in the Russian Arctic", 18 Journal of Transnational Law and Policy pp. 327-342

2010

Law of the Sea in a Nutshell [written together with Gustafson Juras, K. & Noyes, J.E.], St. Paul, Minnesota, West Publishing Company, 613 pp.

2009

"L'Arctique. Du changement climatique au changement juridique ?", in L'évolution et l'état actuel du droit international de la mer. Mélanges de droit de la mer offerts à Daniel Vignes (Casado Raigon, R. & Cataldi, G., eds.), Brussels, Bruylant, pp. 299-333