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5 Korean J. Int'l & Comp. L. 1 (2017)

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                                                                KJ  ICL
 BRILL              AND COMPARATIVE   LAW 5 (2017) 1-4
NIJHOFF                                                          brill.com/kjic

Editorial Note

        Seokwoo Lee
     Professor, Inha University Law School, Korea
     Executive Editor, Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law
     (KJICL), Korean Society of International Law

Volume  5, Number I of the Korean Journal of International and Comparative
Law features articles that largely address a number of pressing maritime mat-
ters beginning with the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on the
maritime jurisdiction of States.
   The first article, Sea Level Rise and Impacts on Maritime Zones and Limits:
The Work  of the ILA Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise by
David Freestone of George Washington  University Law  School, Davor Vidas
of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, and Alejandra Torres Camprubi  of Foley
Hoag  (Paris, France) describes the efforts undertaken by the International
Law  Association to study the effects of rising sea levels and its international
legal implications. The article draws from the key findings of the report of the
Committee  on  International Law and Sea Level Rise which was established
in 2012. They note that the impact of rising sea levels due to warmer ocean
temperatures and melting ice are already being experienced by small Pacific
Island States with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (iPcc) in its
Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) now predicts a global average sea level rise of
up to one meter by 2100. They recognize that the predictions of sea level rise
pose grave threats to populations living in low-lying islands and coastal areas
and present challenges for the international legal system to respond in an or-
derly and humane  manner. The Committee  is focused on examining the inter-
national legal issues that concern the partial and complete inundation of state
territory, or depopulation thereof, in particular, of small island and low-lying
States. It is also developing proposals for the progressive development of inter-
national law in relation to the possible loss of all or of parts of state territory
and maritime zones due to sea level rise, including the impacts on statehood,
nationality, and human rights. They note that the next report will be delivered
in 2018 and will include wider international law issues raised by the erosion of
maritime zones by sea level rise and possible deterritorialization.

@ KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2017  DOI 10.1163/22134484-12340076

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