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San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea

ISBN13: 9780521558648
ISBN: 0521558646
Published: October 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £42.00

This is a Print On Demand Title.
The publisher will print a copy to fulfill your order. Books can take between 1 to 3 weeks. Looseleaf titles between 1 to 2 weeks.

The San Remo Manual is a contemporary restatement of the law applicable to armed conflicts at sea which has been drafted over a six-year period by an international group of specialists in international law, and naval experts convened by the International Institute of Humanitarian law.

The accompanying explanation is written in the form of a commentary and indicates the sources used by the experts for each of the provisions of the Manual, and the discussion which led to their adoption. It is the first analysis of the law regulating armed conflict at sea which has been undertaken by an international group of experts since 1913.

The work is based on treaty law of continuing validity and State practice, and takes into account developments in related areas of international law, in particular the effect of the United Nations Charter, the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, air law, and environmental law.

Shipping, Transport and Maritime Law
The Manual:
Part I. General Provisions:
1. Scope of application of the law
2. Armed conflicts and the law of self-defence
3. Armed conflicts in which the Security Council has taken action
4. Areas of naval warfare
5. Definitions. Part II. Regions of Operations:
1. Internal waters, territorial sea and archipelagic waters
2. International straits and archipelagic sea lanes
3. Exclusive economic zone and continental shelf
4. High seas and sea-bed beyond national jurisdiction
Part III. Basic Rules and Target Discrimination:
1. Basic rules
2. Precautions in attack
3. Enemy vessels and aircraft exempt from attack
4. Other enemy vessels and aircraft
5. Neutral merchant vessels and civil aircraft
6. Precautions regarding civil aircraft
Part IV. Methods and Means of Warfare at Sea:
1. Means of warfare
2. Methods of warfare
3. Deception, ruses of war and perfidy
Part V. Measures Short of Attack:
Interception, Visit, Search, Diversion, and Capture:
1. Determination of enemy character of vessels and aircraft
2. Visit and search of merchant vessels
3. Interception, visit and search of civil aircraft
4. Capture of enemy vessels and goods
5. Capture of enemy civil aircraft and goods
6. Capture of neutral merchant vessels and goods
7. Capture of neutral civil aircraft and goods
Part VI. Protected Persons, Medical Transports, and Medical Aircraft:
General rules:l 1 Protected persons
2. Medical transports
3. Medical aircraft
The Explanation:
Follows exactly same headings as above.