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Professeure à la Utrecht University

International Law and Sustainability


Parrain au sein de l’Institut

Roberto Casati

Équipe d’accueil






Professeure invitée de l’EHESS à l’Institut Jean Nicod du 24 mai 2023 au 21 juin 2023 


Seline Trevisanut (PhD, University of Milan ; MA, Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne) is Professor of International Law and Sustainability at Utrecht University since 2018. She joined Utrecht University in 2012 as Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, with a project on The International Law of Offshore Installations. In the period 2015-2021, she was Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant Project “Accommodating New Interests at Sea : Legal Tools for Sustainable Ocean Governance” (Sustainable Ocean).

Seline Trevisanut taught and conducted research in various institutions, including Columbia University, the European University Institute, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, the National University of Singapore and UC Berkeley. She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institut du droit économique de la mer and several editorial boards.

Her publications include a monograph on Irregular migration by sea in international and EU law (Jovene 2012, in Italian), several articles and contributions in peer reviewed journals and volumes, and edited volumes, inter alia, on Migration in the Mediterranean : Mechanism of International Cooperation (CUP 2015), Energy from the Sea : An International Law Perspective on Ocean Energy (Brill 2015) and Regime Interaction in Ocean Governance : Problems, theories and methods (Brill 2020).

Her research interests comprise : general international law, law of the sea, international environmental law, human rights law, and international economic law.


"From Dominium to Governance"

Seminaire Philosophies de l’Océan : Les Droits de l’Océan

Jeudi 25 mai 2023

Salle Marbo, 2e étage, 29 rue d’Ulm

The first session focuses on the exercise of sovereignty over the oceans and will address a series of questions : How have sovereignty and jurisdiction been asserted at sea from a historical perspective ? What are the different approaches for asserting sovereignty at sea ? What is governance from a legal perspective ? What are the contours of ocean governance ?


"Ocean Governance and the Protection of the Marine Environment"

Seminaire Philosophies de l’Océan : Les Droits de l’Océan

Jeudi 1er juin 2023

Salle Ribot, RdC, 29 rue d’Ulm

The protection of the marine environment is one of the main objects of the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC) but it is also a relatively recent concern within the law of the sea. This lecture will address the following queries : What is the legal framework for the protection of the marine environment ? How does the law of the sea and international environmental law interact ? How has environmental law changed the law of sea ? How can legal change be identified ?


"Ocean Governance and the Protection of Individuals"

Seminaire Philosophies de l’Océan : Les Droits de l’Océan

Jeudi 8 juin 2023

Salle Dussane, RdC, 45 rue d’Ulm

The LOSC contains very few references to the human dimension of maritime affairs. The multiplication of human activities and the increasing presence of humans at sea raises a series of challenges and queries. This third lecture will address the following questions : How do the law of the sea and human rights (including refugee law) interact ? How has human rights law changed the law of sea ? More specifically, what has the role of human rights law been in changing the concept of jurisdiction at sea ?