Stewardship of Submarine Cables in the BBNJ context: An eventual constraint of the Freedom of the High Seas

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Objectives: The study proposed to verify whether BBNJ will impact the freedom of the high seas to lay submarine cables, guaranteed by UNCLOS Article 87(c). Methodology: A methodological strategy in the following expressions was adopted: research of an applied nature; whose problem was approached from a qualitative point of view and with an explanatory objective, made possible by bibliographic and legislation study.
Results: It’s necessary to expand the contribution of all the interested actors – States, public and private sector, in the construction of legislation. Just a holistic, integrated, and intersectoral approach to the management of marine ecosystems constitutes a way of managing marine resources that aim at their rational use to preserve the longevity of marine ecosystems and associated services, including the maintenance of the laying of submarine cables.
Contributions: This work sought to contribute to discussions about the harmony of the Common Heritage of Humankind' and Freedom of the High Seas' Principles, specially related to the critical infrastructure composed of submarine cables.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDireito Internacional em Expansão
Subtitle of host publicationDireito Internacional e Pluralismo
EditorsWagner Menezes
Place of PublicationBelo Horizonte
PublisherArraes Editores
ISBN (Electronic)978-65-5929-104-5
ISBN (Print)978-65-5929-106-9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Event19º Congresso Brasileiro de Direito Internacional - São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 25 Aug 202128 Aug 2021


Conference19º Congresso Brasileiro de Direito Internacional
Abbreviated titleCBDI
CitySão Paulo


  • Submarine Cables
  • BBNJ
  • Freedom of the High Seas
  • Ocean Governance
  • Law of the Sea


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    Júlia Schütz Veiga (Member)

    Sept 2019Apr 2023

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

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