Fisheries

  • Food - Research Guide International Law

    Food and Health

    In the 20th century science and technology changed the agricultural sector in many industrialized countries enormously. The implications for both developed and developing countries in the agricultural sector, rural development, food security, food safety, the environment, trade, etc., are the subject of the guide. This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research on Food. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted.

    Read more
  • Taiwanese trawler “FV Shiuh Fu No 1″, seized in December 2010 by Somali pirates

    Somalia’s Troubled Waters: Pirates, Foreign Illegal Fishing and Waste Dumping

    August 31, 2012

    The face of a modern pirate, is usually the face of a young man of Somali origin, a criminal and opportunist whose activities harm international shipping. But in Somali perception piracy is considered differently. Here is the image of the rebellious poor Somali fisherman whose fishing grounds have been illegally poached and plundered by foreign fishing trawlers and whose environment has been used as dumping ground for toxic and hazardous substances.

    Read more
  • The Fight for the Chagos Islands

    May 25, 2012

    In the middle of the Indian Ocean, about halfway between India and Indonesia, some 500 km from the Maldives, lies a remote group of coralline islands called the Chagos Archipelago. This chain of islands consists of seven atolls comprising a total of sixty individual tropical islands. In 1814, the Chagos Islands officially became British territory and were administratively attached to Mauritius.

    Read more