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International Law of the Sea: Current Trends and Controversial Issues

Edited by: Angela del Vecchio

ISBN13: 9789462360815
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £87.50



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In the last few decades, the law of the sea has been affected not only by the processes of globalisation that have changed the key interests of the international community but also by natural phenomena like climate change. In addition, technological advances that have opened up new opportunities to exploit marine resources and to produce energy and which make the sea in itself a resource, have contributed to a further development of the law of the sea.

This book analyzes those areas of the law of the sea in which these transformations taking place seem to be more significant: migration by sea, the security of navigation and the fight against piracy, safety of navigation, protection of maritime labour, the legal framework governing the polar regions and some special issues relating to the harnessing of marine resources. This book offers a contribution to the study of the evolution of the law of the sea and will not fail to be of interest to academics in the field.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Introduction
Law of the Sea and New Interests of the International Community

Part I. Migration by Sea
1. Irregular Migration and Safeguard of Life at Sea: International and Recent Developments in the Mediterranean Sea
2. The Action of Greece and Spain against Irregular Migration at Sea
3. The Struggle against Migration by Sea at the Canary Islands
4. The Patrolling of the European Union's External Maritime Border: Preventing the Rule of Law from Getting Lost at Sea

Part II. Security of Navigation and Struggle against Piracy
5. International Security and Powers of Enforcement at Sea
6. International Terrorism at Sea between Maritime Safety and National Security. From the 1988 SUA Convention to the 2005 SUA Protocol
7. Piracy and Somalia: The Few Advantages and the Many Drawbacks of International Cooperation
8. The Prevention and Repression of Piracy in Somalia in the Policy of the European Union
9. The Issues of Jurisdiction in Piracy Cases
10. Protecting Merchant Vessels by Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) and Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP): The Italian Experience

Part III. Safety of Navigation
11. Port State Control
12. Safety of Marine Navigation and Coastal State Jurisdiction
13. Civil Liability, Shipping and Marine Pollution: A Critical Appraisal
14. The Mechanism of Funds for the Compensation of Maritime Environmental Damages

Part IV. Marine Resources
15. Microalgae Use for Energy Purposes
16. The Exploitation of Offshore Transboundary Marine Resources or Those in Disputes Areas: Joint Developments Agreements
17. International Law and the Protection of Fishers
18. Developments in Maritime Labour Between International Law and EU Law

Part V. International Law of the Sea and Polar Regions
19. Global Warming and Arctic Ocean: Challenges for International Law
20. Crossed Destinies: Polar Regions and International Law
21. The Last frontier of the International Protection of Human Rights at the Outermost Bounds of the Earth: Polar Activities between Cultural and Biological Diversity
22. The 2010 Treaty between Norway and the Russian Federation on Maritime Delimitations: Considerations about the Application of the Law of the Sea
23. Environmental Liability in Antarctica: the 2005 Annex VI to the Madrid Protocol and the Italian Legal System