Dr Arron N. Honniball, LLM
Senior Research Fellow
Other Activities and Research Interests
Public International Law, State Jurisdiction, Law of the Sea, Polar Law
Since 5/2021 Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law (Germany).
4/2019 – 4/2021 Research Fellow, Centre for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore (Singapore).
3/2019 Doctorate in Public International Law, Utrecht University (Netherlands): ‘Extraterritorial Port State Measures: The basis and limits of unilateral port state jurisdiction to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing’.
5/2014 Rhodes Oceans Scholar Diploma, Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy (Greece).
1/2014 – 12/2017 PhD Candidate, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University (Netherlands).
9/2013 Master in Public International Law (cum laude), Utrecht University (Netherlands).
5/2013 – 8/2013 Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, Utrecht University (Netherlands).
9/2011 Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University College London (United Kingdom).
- Honniball, A.N. (2022). “Exclusive ‘Jurisdiction’ on the High Seas Revisited: The Diverging Conceptualisation and Application of Article 92 of UNCLOS in The Enrica Lexie Incident Award” in Pierandrea Leucci and Ilaria Vianello (eds.), ASCOMARE Yearbook on the Law of the Sea 2021: Law of the Sea, Interpretation and Definitions (Trieste: Luglio Editore) 197-230. Available online here.
- Honniball, A.N. (2021). The Right of Access to Port and the Impact of Historic Fishing Rights. Asian Yearbook of International Law, 25, 105–129. doi.
- Honniball, A. N. (2021). Singapore: Pedra Branca / Pulau Batu Puteh – Land Reclamation at Maritime Features Pending Maritime Delimitation, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy, 6(2), 276-285. doi.
- Honniball, Arron N. (2021) [Book Review] ‘Malcolm D. Evans and Sofia Galani, eds., Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea: Help or Hindrance? (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2020), 231 pp.’, Ocean Yearbook, 35, 660-665. doi.
- Honniball, A.N. (2021). Engaging Asian States on Combating IUU Fishing: The Curious Case of the State of Nationality in EU Regulation and Practice. Transnational Environmental Law, 1-27. doi.
- Honniball, A.N. and Schatz, V.J (2020). Singapore: Model Agreement for the Provision of Facilities for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy, 5(2), 387–397. doi.
- Honniball, A.N. (2020). Unilateral Trade Measures and the Importance of Defining IUU Fishing: Lessons from the 2019 USA “Concerns” with China as a Fishing Flag State, Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies, 7(2), 7–26. O. Available online here.
- Honniball, A.N. (2020). Port states, coastal states and national security: A law of the sea perspective on the 2017 Qatar-Gulf crisis, Marine Policy, 116, 103817. doi.
- Honniball, A. N. (2019). Singapore: Precautionary Unilateralism: Port State Prohibition on Open-loop Scrubber Discharges and the IMO 2020 Fuel Oil Sulphur Limit, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy, 4(2), 270-276. doi.
- Honniball, A. N. (2019). What’s in a Duty? EU Identification of Non-cooperating Port States and Their Prescriptive Responses, The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 35(1), 19-54 . doi.
- Honniball, A. N. (2019). Extraterritorial Port State Measures: The basis and limits of unilateral port state jurisdiction to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, (PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 2019).
- Honniball, A. N. (2016). The Exclusive Jurisdiction of Flag States: A Limitation on Pro-active Port States?, The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 31(3), 499-530. doi.
- Honniball, A. N. (2015). Private Political Activists and the International Law Definition of Piracy: Acting for Private Ends, Adelaide Law Review 36(2), 279-328.
- Honniball, A.N. (2015). The ‘Private Ends’ of International Piracy: The Necessity of Legal Clarity in Relation to Violent Political Activists, ICD Brief No 13. Available online here.
- Spijkers, O., & Honniball, A. (2015). Introduction: Developing Global Public Participation, International Community Law Review, 17(3), 219-221. doi.
- Spijkers, O., & Honniball, A. (2015). Developing Global Public Participation (1), International Community Law Review, 17(3), 222-250. doi.
- Spijkers, O., & Honniball, A. (2015). Developing Global Public Participation (2), International Community Law Review, 17(3), 251-296. doi.
- Spijkers, O., & Honniball, A. (2014). MDGs und SDGs: Lehren aus der öffentlichen Beteiligung an der Ausarbeitung der UN-Entwicklungsziele [MDGs and SDGs: Lessons Learnt from global public participation in the drafting of the UN development goals], Vereinte Nationen: German Review on the United Nations 62 (6), 251-256.
Database and Encyclopedic Entries or Book Reviews
- Honniball, A.N. (2021). Amendments to the Rules of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea as adopted by the Tribunal on 25 September 2020, OXIO 0621. Available online here.
- Honniball, A.N. (2021). [Book Review] ‘The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier‘, Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies, 8(1), 109-112.
- Honniball, A. N. (2020). [Book Review] ‘Strengthening International Fisheries Law in an Era of Changing Oceans Edited by Richard CADDELL and Erik J. MOLENAAR’, Asian Journal of International Law, 10(2), 409-410. Available online here.
- Schatz, V.J. and Honniball, A.N. (2020). International Fisheries Law, in Oxford Bibliographies in International Law. Available online here.
- Honniball, A. N. (2019). [Book Review] ‘Donald R. Rothwell and David Letts (eds.), Law of the Sea in South East Asia: Environmental, Navigational and Security Challenges’, Chinese Journal of International Law, 18(3), 719–722. Available online here.
- Honniball, A. N. (2016). Weber v Universal Ogden Services Limited, ILEC 080 (CJEU 2002). Available online here.
- 2022 APOLIA Conference: UNCLOS In Asia Pacific: 40 Years and Onwards – Online, 18-20 May 2022. Co-Panelist: Article 51 of UNCLOS at 40: The 2022 Expanded Framework Agreements and Military Training Activities.
- 4th Annual Alexander C. Cushing International Law Conference: International Law:Conflict at Sea – U.S. Naval War College, USA, 16-18 May 2022. Panelist: One Treaty to Apply Them All? Defining Maritime Terrorism by Cross-References and Reservations – The ASEAN Region Example.
- 45th Annual Conference on Oceans Law & Policy: UNCLOS at 40 – Online, 16-18 March 2022. Panelist: ‘Nationals’ at 40: From an Undefined UNCLOS Term Towards Due Diligence Obligations on the State of Nationality to Combat IUU Fishing.
- EU Indo-Pacific Strategy through Sri Lanka’s Lens: Opportunities for Cooperation and Partnership – Hybrid (Online/LKI, Sri Lanka), 27 January 2022. Panelist: UNCLOS and the Rule of Law.
- MiDAS – KAS Conference 2021: Towards a Peaceful Sea – Maritime Security Amidst Contemporaneous Challenges – Online, 2-3 November 2021. Panelist: ‘Law of the Sea: Agreements to Resolve Overlapping Claims in the Context of Maritime Security’.
- The 14th Polar Law Symposium 2021: The Blue Earth, from the Poles, through the Law – Hybrid Conference (Online/Kobe University, Japan), 21-23 November 2021, Panelist: ‘Untapped Legal Potential of Departure State Jurisdiction and Responsibilities to Better Control Antarctic Tourism Activities’.
- Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law Webinar: Flag State Jurisdiction, Incidental Jurisdiction, and the Protection of Merchant Vessels: Revisiting the Enrica Lexie Award – Online, 30 June 2021, Panelist: The Diverging Conceptualisation and Application of Article 92 of UNCLOS in The Enrica Lexie Incident Award.
- Asian Society of International Law 8th Biennial Conference: What place for international law in the Asian future? – Online, 24-28 May 2021, Panelist: ‘One Treaty to Apply Them All? The Impact of Cumulative Reservations on Defining Maritime Terrorism in ASEAN’.
- 11/2021, Runner-Up of the Comité Maritime International Young Person’s Essay Prize, Comité Maritime International (Belgium).
11/2020 Polar Law Symposium Early Career Fellow, Kobe University Polar Cooperation Research Centre (Japan) (to assist the Panel on the Future of Arctic Ocean Governance, convened by Professor Kentaro Nishimoto).
8/2015 Utrecht University Short Stay PhD Fellowship, Utrecht University (The Netherlands) (to undertake a research stay at the Institute of Marine & Environmental Law, University of Cape Town (South Africa)).
11/2014 J.P.A. François Prize, The Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (KNVIR).
12/2013 Prof. Leo J. Bouchez Prize, Utrecht University (The Netherlands).
- Member of the Asian Society of International Law.
- Member of IUCN WCEL Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs Specialist Group.