Enrica Lexie’s Incident
Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Law, India
Volume III – Issue II, 2021
Enrica lexie case has quite achieved the super star status in the international legal community. This case is an international dispute between the Republic of India and Italy which has paved way to various political and diplomatic debates in the international legal community. The case has led to complications in the diplomatic camaraderie between India and Italy.
In the following article, the writer seeks to analyze in-depth the case of Enrica Lexie and the important developments and discussions that arose in the legal arena owing to the Enrica Lexie dispute. The writer also seeks to throw light on the controversies arising from the Enrica lexie incident and some problematic aspects of the interpretation of the United Nations conventions for the law of the sea. The writer shall also be discussing the facts and the progressive development of the case from the Kerala high court to the Supreme court of India and eventually to the ITLOS. In this article, the writer seeks to denote a section to the changes warranted in maritime law in India owing to the Enrica Lexie case.