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Shipping Interdiction and the Law of the Sea


ISBN13: 9781107639072
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback 2009)
Price: £39.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521760195



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In this comparative study of shipping interdiction, Douglas Guilfoyle considers the State action of stopping, searching and arresting foreign flag vessels and crew on the high seas in cases such as piracy, slavery, drug smuggling, fisheries management, migrant smuggling, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and maritime terrorism. Interdiction raises important questions of jurisdiction, including: how permission to board a foreign vessel is obtained; whether boarding State or flag State law applies during the interdiction (or whether both apply); and which State has jurisdiction to prosecute any crimes discovered. Rules on the use of force and protection of human rights, compensation for wrongful interdiction and the status of boarding State officers under flag State law are also examined. A unified and practical view is taken of the law applicable across existing interdiction regimes based on an extensive survey of state practice.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Part I. General Principles
1. Introduction: policing the oceans
2. Basic principles of maritime jurisdiction

Part II. Interdiction and Maritime Policing
3. General introduction to Part II
4. Piracy and the slave trade
5. Drug trafficking
6. Fisheries management
7. Unauthorized broadcasting on the high seas
8. Transnational crime: migrant smuggling and human trafficking
9. Maritime counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

Part III. The General Law of Interdiction
10. Interdiction: modalities and international law standards
11. National jurisdiction and immunities during interdictions
12. International responsibility and settlement of claims
13. General conclusions: a law of interdiction?