The sea has consistently been a significant wellspring of nourishment for the existence it produced, and from most punctual written history it has additionally served exchange and business, experience and revelation. It has isolated and united individuals. The law of the ocean is an assemblage of customs, deals, and peaceful accords by which governments keep everything under control, efficiency, and serene relations on the ocean. Safeguarding of the Seas is not just a legal soup but a fundamental responsibility.The ocean produces over half of the world’s oxygen. Many medicinal products come from the ocean; many economic benefits come from Oceans.

Authored by Author: Devang Bhatia, Delhi Metropolitan Education, GGSIPU.

Italian Marines Case: Government to accept international arbitration tribunal order


The Central Government has informed the Supreme Court of its decision to accept the award of the International Arbitration Tribunal which ruled that the Italian Marines involved in the Enrica Lexi case should be tried by Italy and not India. New Delhi may seek compensation for the deaths of fishermen killed in the incident off the coast of Kerala. Two Italian Marines, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvadore Girone, killed two crew members on an Indian fishing boat. The case has led to controversy between the two countries. Its spatial waters. Italy claimed that the ship had hoisted the Italian flag, and that the crew could be prosecuted under Italian law. The High Court later allowed the two Marines to leave the country and fly to Italy. Following a court adjournment on August 26, 2015, Italy took the matter to an international tribunal set up under the UN Convention on the Seas in The Hague, the Netherlands. The tribunal ruled on May 21, 2020 that Italian Marines would try but India could seek compensation for the deaths of fishermen. In the latest application filed in the court on Thursday, the Central Government, through the Standing Council, BV Balaram Das, decided to accept the tribunal award final and without any appeal. The application asked the court to close the trial, which has been pending since 2012.

Authored by Rupa Paul, Amity University, Kolkata.