Aims and Scope

The Iranian Review for Law of the Sea and Maritime Policy (IRLSMP) covers a wide range of subjects related to the Law of the Sea and Maritime Policy. The papers can cover issues at all levels of national, regional and international. These issues can, for example, relate to the followings, but not limited to them:


- Law Governing Maritime Zones (Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf),

- Law Governing International Straits, including the Strait of Hormuz,

- Law Governing Internal waters and Practice of Coastal States,

- Law Governing the High Seas and Its Legitimate Uses,

- Marine Environmental Law,

- Marine Scientific Research Law,

- Fisheries Law,

- Marine Tourism Law,

- Marine Sustainable Development law,

- Law Governing the Construction of Artificial Islands and other Authorized Installations,

- Law Governing Exploitation of Oil and other Resources at Sea,

- Law of Disputes Settlement  and Competent Dispute Settlement Bodies within the framework of the Law of the Sea,

- Analysis of the Opinions of Dispute Settlement Bodies within the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea,

- Maritime Security and Countering Maritime Crimes (including Maritime Terrorism and Piracy).

 The IRLSMP can also address related interdisciplinary issues in such areas as Maritime Law.