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Dependent Archipelagos in the Law of the Sea

ISBN13: 9789004194946
Published: February 2013
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £133.00

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Dependent Archipelagos in the Law of the Sea examines the archipelagic concept in international law of the sea with respect to dependent archipelagos, both coastal and outlying.

The monograph offers a thorough examination of the regime of straight baselines, and the implications arising from their application to archipelagos. It further analyses the practice of States with regard to the delimitation of the maritime zones of archipelagos, and assesses its value both as an element contributing to the interpretation of the Law of the Sea Convention - especially related to the application of article 7 - and as a factor leading to new developments in international law with an emphasis on customary law.

Public International Law
1. Introduction
2. The development of the archipelagic concept in international law of the sea: from straight baselines to the archipelagic regime of the Law of the Sea Convention
3. The application of straight baselines on the basis of article 7 LOSC and state practice: implications for coastal archipelagos
4. Dependent outlying archipelagos: straight baselines, the LOSC and state practice
5. Law-creating value of the practice of states in outlying archipelagos with an emphasis on customary international law
6. The archipelagic concept and special customary and historic rights: three case studies
7. Legitimacy of the archipelagic regime and future developments
8. Conclusion