BBNJ Agreement

On 19 June 2023 (local time), a new treaty on the biodiversity of the high seas and deep seabed was officially adopted at the United Nations.

The treaty, referred to as the ‘BBNJ Agreement’, is a significant turning point for related academic fields such as the law of the sea and international environmental law. It is expected to have an important impact on various activities including navigation, academic research, and commercial endeavors.

The Center for International Law and Policy will continue to explore the legal and policy-related issues that arise from the treaty and share its findings within and outside of Japan.


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Center for International law and policyAbout Our Center

Tohoku University has launched a Centre for International Law and Policy (CILP), with the aim of promoting better understanding and dissemination of international law, as well as helping to develop policy proposals.

This section provides links to Internet sites that provide useful information and resources for researching international law and politics, as well as news related to international law and policy.