Dr. Erik van Doorn

Erik van DoornResearch Associate (Prof. Matz-Lück)

PhD project: Legal Implications of the 'Common Heritage' Principle for Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

Westring 400, room 3.55
Phone: +49 431 880 2041

Office hours
by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


Selected publications

Book reviews

  • E. van Doorn, 'A.L. Jaeckel, The International Seabed Authority and the Precautionary Principle Balancing Deep Seabed Mineral Mining and Marine Environmental Protection, Boston, Brill Nijhoff, 2017' 31 Leiden Journal of International Law 2 (June 2018) 435-439
  • E. van Doorn, ‘Michael Bowman/Peter Davies/Edward Goodwin (eds.): Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law. Cheltenham & Northampton, Massachusetts 2016’ 59 German Yearbook of International Law (2016) 627-631
  • E. van Doorn, 'Michael W. Lodge and Myron H. Nordquist (eds) Peaceful Order in the World’s Oceans: Essays in Honor of Satya N. Nandan (Leiden: Brill | Nijhoff) 2014' 31 International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (2016) 191-197

Selected lectures

  • summer term 2019 lecturer 'International Law of the Sea' at Kiel University, Germany
  • 2018 lecturer at the SOLAS Summer School in Cargèse, Corsica, France
  • summer terms 2017 & 2019 lecturer 'International Law of Marine Resources' at Kiel University, Germany
  • winter term 2013/2014 & summer terms 2015-2019 lecturer 'Milestones of International Jurisprudence' at Kiel University, Germany
  • November 2013 guest lecturer at the University of Essex, England
  • 2013, 2014 & 2015 lecturer in international law at the summer school for University of Utah students in Kiel, Germany


Selected presentations

  • 23 April 2019 discussion session 'SOLAS Science & Society: achievements, present status & future possibilities' at the SOLAS (surface ocean lower atmosphere study) Open Science Conference at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan (with Christa Marandino)
  • 21 April 2019 presentation 'Societal issues of geoengineering relatins to SOLAS' at the SOLAS Geoengineering workshop at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan
  • 15 November 2018 presentation 'Present & future meaning of a common heritage of humankind: possibilities for public trusteeship over natural resources' at 'Natural Resource Rights Within Planetary Boundaries: a workshop on governance and normative theory' at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin
  • 22 Oktober 2018 presentation 'Marine mineral resources beyond national jurisdiction: potential for resource conflict or common heritage of humankind?' at the conference Ocean - Climate Sustainability Research Frontiers in Berlin
  • 20 September 2018 presentation 'Twenty Thousand Laws Under the Sea: How to translate value assessment of seabed resources and risks of exploitation into regulations' at the symposium Frontiers in Ocean Sustainability: Co-designing Research and Solutions in Halifax, Canada
  • 12 September 2018 presentation 'The legal fight against thunnicide: Regime interaction concerning the management of the Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery' at the conference Becoming treasures of the sea: Epistemological constructions and marine resource regulation at the University of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • 17 April 2018 presentation 'Seevölkerrecht in Kiel' at the workshop Kiel, das Meer und Du in Studio Kino, Kiel
  • 8 December 2017 presentation 'Legal principles for open ocean trusteeship' at the workshop Oceans Matter, organised by  The High Seas and the Deep Oceans: Representations, Resources and Regulatory Governance at the  NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • 7 November 2016 presentation 'Aufgaben der Internationale Meerebodenbehörde nach das Seerechtsübereinkommen' at the expert dialogue 'Effektiver Vollzug eines umweltverträglichen Tiefseebergbaus' at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany
  • 19 October 2017 workshop 'Ocean governance & the case of the Gulf of Aqaba' at Crisis of the Ocean: Threats to our Marine Ecosystems and Ways to Protect the Ocean in Aqaba, Jordan
  • 17 October 2017 presentation 'International law of the sea & ocean governance' at the Ocean Atlas launch in Amman, Jordan
  • 21 September 2017 presentation 'Rules and principles on the high seas – a study in legal methodology' at a workshop on Methodologies and theory organised by The High Seas and the Deep Oceans: Representations, Resources and Regulatory Governance at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Lerwick, Shetland
  • 18 September 2017 presentation 'Zukunft Ozeanforschung' at the MNU Schülercampus in Kiel with Franziska Julie Werner
  • 16 May 2017 presentation 'Die Arktische Umwelt - Herausforderung für Völkerrecht und Politik ' at the workshop 'Die Arktis – Recht und Politik:
    Deutsch-Kanadische Perspektiven' at the Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich, Germany
  • 15 November 2016 presentation 'Historische Entwicklung des Gemeinsame Erbe der Menschheit Prinzips & seiner Umsetzungsmechanismen in Seevölkerrecht' at the expert dialogue 'Das gemeinsame Erbe der Menschheit - Auswirkungen auf die Regeln für den Abbau der mineralischen Rohstoffe des Gebietes' at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany
  • 26 & 27 October 2016 organisation 'SOLAS Science & Society Workshop' at the Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen in Brussels, Belgium with Christa Marandino
  • 10 April 2016 presentation 'Europäische Meeresschutz' at the Verband politische Jugend Kongress in Barmstedt, Germany
  • 25 February 2016 presentation 'Legal issues of climate change and security in the Arctic' at the 3rd CliSAP Workshop Arctic and Permafrost in Hamburg, Germany
  • 7 November 2015 presentation 'Wem gehört der Ozean?' at the Zukunftskongress - Forschung und Bildung fuer das 21. Jahrhundert in Kiel, Germany
  • 6 October 2015 presentation 'Legal aspects of marine planning' at the 6th Early Career Scientists Conference for Marine and Climate Research. Looking Ahead: Oceans, Earth and Human Impact in Kiel, Germany (based on a paper with Sarah Fiona Gahlen)
  • 29 September 2015 presentation 'Sharing the benefits of fisheries as common heritage of humankind: a proposal based on the natural capital approach' at the Sustainable Ocean Development research alumni meeting: A Perspective from Former, Current and Future Kiel Marine Scientists at Columbia University, New York City (based on a paper with Martin F. Quaas & Jörn O. Schmidt)
  • 9 September 2015 discussion session 'Moving towards the vision of Future Earth: SOLAS science and society' at the SOLAS (surface ocean lower atmosphere study) Open Science Conference in Kiel, Germany (with Christa Marandino)
  • 11 July 2015 workshop 'Muscheln und mehr: Artenvielfalt und stabile Fischbestände' at Mensch & Meer im Jahr 2050 in Kiel, Germany (with Lasse Petersdotter)
  • 25 June 2015 presentation 'Highly migratory fish stocks: a common heritage case study' at the MARE Conference People and the Sea VIII Geopolitics of the Oceans in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 9 May 2015 presentation 'Environmental Aspects of the Mining Code: Preserving Humankind's Common Heritage while Opening Pardo's Box?' at a workshop on Environmental Standards for Deep Seabed Mining organised by the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway
  • 8 April 2015 presentation 'Consequences and juridical implications of the principle of Common Patrimony in marine fisheries, specially in migratory species' at the Secretaria Tecnica del Mar in Manta, Ecuador
  • 5 March 2015 presentation 'Common Heritage of Humankind: Towards an operationalisation for high seas fisheries' at the Ocean Sustainability Science Symposium in Kiel, Germany
  • 24 October 2014 presentation 'Humankind's common heritage as a legal solution: past, present & future role of the United Nations in marine affairs' at the annual meeting of the German Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law in Kiel, Germany
  • 17 May 2014 presentation 'Die Meere - Schwarzes Loch im Völkerrecht?' at the Zivilgesellschaftliche Konferenz zum Europäischen Tag der Meere in Bremen, Germany