Professor of International Law at Sophia University
Professor Atsuko Kanehara is a Professor of International Law at the Sophia University in Japan. Experience include:
- Former President of the Japanese Society of International Law.
- Member of the Governing Board of IMO International Maritime Law Institute.
- Councilor for the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- Advocate for the Government of Japan in “Southern Bluefin Tuna” Cases.
- Counsel for the Government of Japan in “Whaling in the Antarctic” Case.
- Policy Adviser for the Japan Coast Guard.
- Member of the Committee on Submarine Cables and Pipelines under the International Law Association
Professor Kanehara delivered a course of lectures at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2017, entitled “Reassessment of the Acts of the State in the Law of State Responsibility―A Proposal of an Integrative Theoretical Flamework of the Law of State Responsibility to Effectively Cope with the Internationally Harmful Acts of Non-State Actors,” which was published in Recueils des cours, Vol. 399 (2019). Her recent publications in English are: “Refining Japan’s Integrative Position on the Territorial Sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands,” International Law Studies, Vol. 97 (2021); ”Covid-19 and the Law of the Sea: Japan’s Port State Jurisdiction in Relation to the Diamond Princess,” Japanese Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 64 (2021); ”Interplay between the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and Other International Law for Building a Comprehensive International Maritime Order,” Japanese Yearbook of International Law Vol. 63 (2020): ”The Use of Force in Maritime Security and the Use of Arms in Law Enforcement under the Current Wide Understanding of Maritime Security,” Japan Review, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2019).