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The Law of the Sea 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780719043826
ISBN: 0719043824
Published: August 1999
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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This is the third edition of this text, revised and updated to include the conclusion of many treaties, especially in the fields of fisheries and pollution, developments in the practice of individual states and the settlement of several maritime disputes by international tribunals.

The 1982 UN convention on the Law of the Seas entered into force, in 1994. It remains unclear whether, and if so when, the UK and the USA might ratify the treaty, but enough states have ratified to make clear that the 1982 Convention is now to be regarded as the basic framework of the international law of the sea.

Public International Law
Table of cases
Table of conventions
2. Baselines
3. Internal waters
4. The territorial sea
5. Straits
6. Archipelagos
7. The contiguous zone
8. The continental shelf
9. The exclusive economic zone
10. Delimitation of maritime boundaries
11. High seas
12. The international sea bed area
13. Navigation
14. Fishing
15. The prevention of maritime pollution and protection of the marine environment
16. Marine scientific research and the transfer of technology
17. Military uses of the sea
18. Landlocked and geographically disadvantaged states
19. Settlement of disputes
Appendix 1: Claims to maritime zones
Appendix 2: Ratifications of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, its implementation agreements and the Geneva Conventions