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The International Law of the Sea Revised ed

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ISBN13: 9781851667031
ISBN: 1851667032
Published: October 1991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Since 1945, the law of the sea has been developing at a rapid pace, becoming one of the most important areas of public international law. In addition to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, there are more than one hundred treaties or agreements relating to this area. The aim of this book is to introduce the reader to the principal aspects of the law of the sea in a comprehensive one-volume reference guide. Important treaties, cases and writers' opinions are all included.

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The nature of oceans and seas and their jurisdictional zones. The history of the law of the sea. The sources of the international law of the sea. The baseline. Delimitation and apportionment. The internal waters, territorial sea, strait and contiguous zone. The high seas. Continental shelf. Exclusive economic zone. Exploitation and use of the seabed beyond national jurisdiction. International fishery management and protection of marine mammals. Marine pollution. Marine scientific research and transfer of marine technology. Settlement of disputes relating to the law of the sea. The law of the war and neutrality in warfare at sea. Table of claims to maritime zones and countries ratified by the 1982 United Nations convention on the law of the sea.