Mariupol, a port city unprotected under siege

Are port cities actually protected under international law?

Where can the people of Mariupol get justice for their suffering?

Ports have actually received little special protection from international law over the past eight decades after WWII.

International laws and conventions on port security were not written with state-terrorism in mind.

“Seaports’ protection have remained stuck in limbo” (Casagrande, 2017)

Port citizens are only protected under general conventions

Port-cities share a similar faith in place and time of wars



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Maurice Jansen

Maurice Jansen


Born, raised, living and working with Port of Rotterdam in my backyard.Dedicated to create, share knowledge and connect with port professionals around the world