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Dispute Settlement in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

ISBN13: 9780521118323
Published: August 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback 2005)
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The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is one of the most important constitutive instruments in international law. Not only does this treaty regulate the uses of the world's largest resource, but it also contains a mandatory dispute settlement system - an unusual phenomenon in international law. While some scholars have lauded this development as a significant achievement, others have been highly sceptical of its comprehensiveness and effectiveness. This book explores whether a compulsory dispute settlement mechanism is necessary for the regulation of the oceans under the Convention. The requisite role of dispute settlement in the Convention is determined through an assessment of its relationship to the substantive provisions. Klein firstly describes the dispute settlement procedure in the Convention. She then takes each of the issue areas subject to limitations or exceptions to compulsory procedures entailing binding decisions, and analyses the interrelationship between the substantive and procedural rules.

Public International Law
1. Introduction
2. The Dispute Settlement Procedure under UNCLOS
3. Limitations on applicability of compulsory procedures entailing binding decisions
4. Optional exceptions to Applicability of compulsory procedures entailing binding decisions
5. Deep seabed mining
6. Conclusion.