Penn State International Law Review


Kishor Uprety

First Paragraph

Nearly one-fifth of the states of the international community are states without access to and from the sea (SWA), i.e., states that do not possess a coastline. By virtue of their geography, these states do not have access to marine resources. Public international law, particularly the law of the sea, can correct these factual inequalities by establishing a specific legal regime in favor of SWA to provide freedom of access and the right to use the sea.