Institutional gaps in the 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy

Authors Edwin Egede

ISSN: 2521-5442
Affiliations: Senior Lecturer in International Law and International Relations, Cardiff University
Source: Journal of Ocean law and Governance in Africa (iilwandle zethu), 2016, p. 1 – 27


This article identifies some gaps in the institutional framework of the Africa’s Integrated Maritime (AIM) Strategy, with regard to certain vital areas of concerns in the sea, such as maritime security enforcement, an African international judicial mechanism dealing with maritime matters, the outer limits of the continental shelf and the deep seabed regime. It argues for a reconsideration of the AIM Strategy with regard to these important law-of-the-sea issues and for the provision of a clearer plan on putting together appropriate institutions to engage with these key matters.