The French Seizure of a Russian Merchant Vessel Raises Questions About High Seas Freedoms

On 16 March, an article on Lawfare is the second of 2 articles that analyse the seizure of Baltic Leader, a Russian car-carrier merchant ship intercepted by the French Navy in February.  This article turns from the law of neutrality to the law of the sea, addressing how the sanctions-based arrest relates to freedom of navigation and exclusive flag state jurisdiction on the high seas.

The first article is at –

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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