Save the Tuna: How Renegotiating Fishing Rights on the High Seas Could Benefit the Maldives

Save the Tuna: How Renegotiating Fishing Rights on the High Seas Could Benefit the Maldives

By: Megan Hall.

Fishing on the high seas is one of the most important rights nations have under international law, but the lack of regulation has allowed humans to decimate fish populations. In 2015, the United Nations resolved to adopt a new treaty to regulate high seas fishing. The Republic of Maldives is a key stakeholder that will be affected by these new regulations.

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Climate Change as a Threat to Human Rights in the Maldives

Climate Change as a Threat to Human Rights in the Maldives

By: Courtney McCausland.

A number of island nations face the potential of losing land mass due to climate change. Some nations could become uninhabitable due to loss of farmable land and contamination of fresh water sources. The peoples of such nations face the possibility of statelessness. How can atoll nations prepare today for their citizens' future?

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