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

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Maurice Jansen

Maurice Jansen

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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