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United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Author: United Nations

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Law

Page: 275

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The States Parties to this Convention, prompted by the desire to settle, in a spirit of mutual understanding and co-operation, all issues relating to the law of the sea and aware of the historic significance of this Convention as an important contribution to the maintenance of peace, justice and progress for all peoples of the world, Noting that developments since the United Nations Conferences on the Law of the Sea held at Geneva in 1958 and 1960 have accentuated the need for a new and generally acceptable Convention on the law of the sea, Conscious that the problems of ocean space are closely interrelated and need to be considered as a whole, recognising the desirability of establishing through this Convention, with due regard for the sovereignty of all States, a legal order for the seas and oceans which will facilitate international communication, and will promote the peaceful uses of the seas and oceans, the equitable and efficient utilisation of their resources, the conservation of their living resources, and the study, protection and preservation of the marine environment, bearing in mind that the achievement of these goals will contribute to the realisation of a just and equitable international economic order which takes into account the interests and needs of mankind as a whole and, in particular, the special interests and needs of developing countries, whether coastal or land-locked. Desiring by this Convention to develop the principles embodied in resolution 2749 (XXV) of 17 December 1970 in which the General Assembly of the United Nations solemnly declared inter alia that the area of the seabed and ocean floor and the subsoil thereof, beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, as well as its resources, are the common heritage of mankind, the exploration and exploitation of which shall be carried out for the benefit of mankind as a whole, irrespective of the geographical location of States, believing that the codification and progressive development of the law of the sea achieved in this convention will contribute to the strengthening of peace, security, co-operation and friendly relations among all nations in conformity with the principles of justice and equal rights and will promote the economic and social advancement of all peoples of the world, in accordance with the Purposes and Principles of the United Nations as set forth in the Charter, affirming that matters not regulated by this Convention continue to be governed by the rules and principles of general international law.

The International Law of the Sea

Author: Donald R. Rothwell,Tim Stephens

Publisher: Hart Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781782256847

Category: Law of the sea

Page: 608

View: 455

The law of the sea provides for the regulation, management, and governance of the ocean spaces that cover over two thirds of the Earth's surface. This book provides a fresh explanation of the foundational principles of the law of the sea; a critical overview of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; and an analysis of subsequent developments including the many bilateral, regional, and global agreements that supplement the Convention. The second edition of this acclaimed textbook takes as its focus the rules and institutions established by the Convention on the Law of the Sea while situating the achievements of the Convention in both historical and contemporary context. All of the main areas of the law of the sea are addressed, including: the foundations and sources of the law * the nature and extent of the maritime zones * the delimitation of overlapping maritime boundaries * the place of archipelagic and other special states in the law of the sea * navigational rights and freedoms * military activities at sea * marine resource and conservation issues, including fisheries, marine environmental protection, and dispute settlement. As the Convention is now over a quarter of a century old, the book takes stock of contemporary oceans issues that are not adequately addressed by the Convention. Overarching challenges facing the law of the sea are considered, including how new maritime security initiatives can be reconciled with traditional navigational rights and freedoms; how declines in the health of marine ecosystems can be halted through strengthened legal regimes; and how the law of the sea can regulate ocean space in the Polar regions as global warming opens up new possibilities for resource exploitation. [Subject: International Law, Maritime Law, Environmental Law, Public Law]

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982

A Commentary

Author: Myron H. Nordquist

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780792324713

Category: Law

Page: 1

View: 3633

These commentaries are based almost entirely on the formal and informal documentation of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III, 1973-1982), coupled, where necessary, with the personal knowledge of editors, contributors, or reviewers, many of whom were principal negotiators or UN personnel who participated in the Conference.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea


Author: Alexander Proelss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783406603242


Page: 1500

View: 4620

The System for Settlement of Disputes Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

A Drafting History and a Commentary

Author: A. O. Adede

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789024733248

Category: Law

Page: 285

View: 6741

The International Law of the Sea

Author: Yoshifumi Tanaka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107009995

Category: Law

Page: 435

View: 336

This textbook on the law of the sea sets the subject in the context of public international law. It comprehensively covers the principal topics of the course, from the legal regimes governing the different jurisdictional zones, to international co-operation for protection of the marine environment and marine living resources.

Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea, Second Edition

Author: Louis B. Sohn †,John Noyes,Erik Franckx,Kristen Juras

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004203567

Category: Law

Page: 1068

View: 7139

This second edition of Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea compiles cases, treaties, U.N. documents, commentaries, and other teaching materials that systematically present law of the sea topics.

Decisions of the World Court relevant to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea [electronic resource]

a reference guide

Author: Barbara Kwiatkowska

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041118066

Category: Law

Page: 222

View: 1311

This pioneering publication provides A Reference Guide to the significant contributions of decisions of the World Court, as the principal judicial organ of the United Nations and the world's most senior Court with the broadest material jurisdiction, to the development of the law of the sea as a part of the global system of peace and security. The Guide is dedicated to the Court's former President Stephen M. Schwebel in appreciation of his belief that it is important for the Court to further explore its pre-eminently unique role throughout the Third Millennium. Whereas the format of specific entries covered by this Reference Guide largely corresponds to the Parts and Annexes of the 1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS) and the 1994 Part XI Agreement, the heading of each entry also contains, as appropriate, references to the 1930 League of Nations Hague Draft, the four 1958 UN Geneva Conventions and the 1995 UN Straddling Stocks Agreement, as well as to the 1972 UN Stockholm, the 1992 Rio UNCED and the 2002 Johannesbourg instruments. This will enable the reader to relate the Court's decisions to the respective UNCLOS provisions as originated from and as implemented by these global framework instruments at various stages of codification and progressive development of the law of the sea. The entries cover principally Judgments and Orders (including the related pleadings) of the PCIJ and the ICJ and those decisions of Arbitral Tribunals and other third party fora as well as national courts which have been relied upon in the Court's jurisprudence. In addition, the recent decisions of the ITLOS and some other fora, such as the Annex VII Southern Bluefin Tuna, Singapore v. Malaysia, Barbados/Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana/Suriname and the Mox Plant Arbitral Tribunals, as well as references to treaties are also listed under specific entries as appropriate. Tables of Cases and Treaties will importantly facilitate the use of A Reference Guide. It has proven to be an indispensable tool for the Judges and governmental and other practitioners in furthering the coherent development of the law of the sea by international courts and tribunals on the one hand, and for international community of academics in the adequate assessing of this development on the other hand.

The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea

Author: Donald R. Rothwell,Alex G. Oude Elferink,Tim Stephens,Karen N. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019871548X

Category: Law

Page: 997

View: 8465

Human activities have taken place in the world's oceans and seas for most of human history. With such a vast number of ways in which the oceans can be used for trade, exploited for natural resources and fishing, as well as concerns over maritime security, the legal systems regulating the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans have long been a crucial part of international law. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea comprehensively defined the parameters of the law of the sea in 1982, and since the Convention was concluded it has seen considerable development. This Oxford Handbook provides a comprehensive and original analysis of its current debates and controversies, both theoretical and practical. Written by over forty expert and interdisciplinary contributors, the Handbook sets out how the law of the sea has developed, and the challenges it is currently facing. The Handbook consists of forty chapters divided into six parts. First, it explains the origins and evolution of the law of the sea, with a particular focus upon the role of key publicists such as Hugo Grotius and John Selden, the gradual development of state practice, and the creation of the 1982 UN Convention. It then reviews the components which comprise the maritime domain, assessing their definition, assertion, and recognition. It also analyses the ways in which coastal states or the international community can assert control over areas of the sea, and the management and regulation of each of the maritime zones. This includes investigating the development of the mechanisms for maritime boundary delimitation, and the decisions of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The Handbook also discusses the actors and intuitions that impact on the law of the sea, considering their particular rights and interests, in particular those of state actors and the principle law of the sea institutions. Then it focuses on operational issues, investigating longstanding matters of resource management and the integrated oceans framework. This includes a discussion and assessment of the broad and increasingly influential integrated oceans management governance framework that interacts with the traditional law of the sea. It considers six distinctive regions that have been pivotal to the development of the law of the sea, before finally providing a detailed analysis of the critical contemporary issues facing the law of the sea. These include threatened species, climate change, bioprospecting, and piracy. The Handbook will be an invaluable and thought-provoking resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of the law of the sea.

Sovereignty and the Sea

How Indonesia Became an Archipelagic State

Author: John G. Butcher,R.E. Elson

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9814722219

Category: History

Page: 560

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Until the mid-1950s nearly all the waters lying between the far-flung islands of the Indonesian archipelago were as open to the ships of all nations as the waters of the great oceans. In order to enhance its failing sovereign grasp over the nation, as well as to deter perceived external threats to Indonesia’s national integrity, in 1957 the Indonesian government declared that it had “absolute sovereignty” over all the waters lying within straight baselines drawn between the outermost islands of Indonesia. At a single step, Indonesia had asserted its dominion over a vast swathe of what had hitherto been seas open to all, and made its lands and the seas it now claimed a single unified entity for the first time. International outrage and alarm ensued, expressed especially by the great maritime nations. Nevertheless, despite its low international profile, its relative poverty, and its often frail state capacity, Indonesia eventually succeeded in gaining international recognition for its claim when, in 1982, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea formally recognized the existence of a new category of states known as “archipelagic states” and declared that these states had sovereignty over their “archipelagic waters”. Sovereignty and the Sea explains how Indonesia succeeded in its extraordinary claim. At the heart of Indonesia’s archipelagic campaign was a small group of Indonesian diplomats. Largely because of their dogged persistence, negotiating skills, and willingness to make difficult compromises Indonesia became the greatest archipelagic state in the world.

The Law of the Sea

Compendium of Basic Documents

Author: N.A

Publisher: Authority

ISBN: 9789766103736

Category: Law of the sea

Page: 484

View: 1084

The Law of International Watercourses

Author: Stephen C. McCaffrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198736929


Page: 688

View: 1079

This fully updated new edition of The Law of International Watercourses examines the rules of international law governing the use of international rivers, lakes, and groundwater shared by two or more countries.

Law of the Sea

UNCLOS as a Living Treaty

Author: Jill Barrett,Richard Barnes,Malcolm Evans,Professor of International Law Robin Churchill,Professor of International Law and Maritime Environmental Law Malgosia Fitzmaurice,Deputy General Counsel Advisory Services Legal Vice Presidency David Freestone,Alan Boyle,David Anderson,Ronán Long,Douglas Guilfoyle,Lindsay Parson,Maria Gavouneli,Keyuan Zou,Reader the Department of Law David Ong,Nilufer Oral,Chichele Professor of Public International Law and Fellow Catherine Redgwell,Michael Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905221523


Page: 572

View: 3119

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) now has nearly 170 States parties and is still attracting new ones. Often described as the "Constitution of the Sea," it sets the legal framework for all matters concerning the world's oceans. This book provides original thinking on a broad range of issues relating to maritime delimitation, including: exploiting the outer continental shelf; emerging international energy issues at sea; the relationship between climate change and law of the sea; protecting human security and the marine environment; China's approach to UNCLOS; and the settlement of disputes for States and the European Union. The book analyzes the fundamental nature of UNCLOS and concludes that it may now be characterized as a "living treaty" due to its capacity to adapt to new realities. It goes on to assess just how alive UNCLOS is, in the sense of its quality of life or vitality, and how well-equipped it is to meet the challenges of the future. The contributors are leading specialists in the law of the sea. They include scholars of international law and geology, legal practitioners, government practitioners, and a former ITLOS judge. This book will be an important asset for all readers interested in contemporary developments in the law of the sea. *** (from the Foreword) "The papers in this volume [are] prepared by a very distinguished group of the most expert, and most perceptive, commentators on the contemporary law of the sea ...The insight that each of them brings to the peculiar strengths and weaknesses of UNCLOS as an expression of, and vehicle for, international co-operation and co-ordination makes this a volume of exceptional interest and importance." --Professor Vaughan Lowe QC [Subject: Maritime Law, Law of the Sea]

A Concise Encyclopedia of the United Nations

Author: Helmut Volger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004180044

Category: Political Science

Page: 962

View: 6337

This is the second updated English edition of the German ""Lexikon der Vereinten Nationen"." The book provides in addition to concise and comprehensive information on the UN system, insight into recent UN developments and reform efforts in the face of global opportunities and challenges, such as the Millennium Summit 2000 and World Summit 2005, and the establishment of important new UN organs, the Human Rights Council and the Peacebuilding Commission, in 2006. The contributing authors are academic scholars of international law, economics and political sciences; active and former diplomats and UN officials; journalists and members of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and offer a variety of interesting perspectives.

International Organizations and the Law of the Sea

Documentary Yearbook. Vol. 1 (1985)-

Author: N.A

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041104359

Category: Law

Page: 1

View: 1887

On 16 November 1994, the 1992 U.N. Law of the Sea Convention took effect. Progress is now evident in the implementation of Chapter 17 of Agenda 21, as reviewed by the 1997 UNGA Special Session. These developments and the establishment of the International Seabed Authority (ISBA) and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) make the continuation of the NILOS Documentary Yearbook, now in its 11th year, of particular significance in the years to come. The Yearbook compiles the documents related to ocean affairs and the law of the sea issued each year by organizations, organs, and bodies of the United Nations system. These include documents of the U.N. General Assembly, ECOSOC and its regional Commissions, the U.N. Secretary-General's Informal Consultations, PrepCom ISA/ITLOS, UNCED, UNEP and UNCTAD; followed by the documents of specialized agencies and other autonomous organizations of the U.N. system, including FAO, IAEA, ILO, IMO, UNESCO/IOC and WMO. The Yearbook reproduces in full documents issued in the course of the most recent year and lists other relevant documents. The NILOS Documentary Yearbook has proved of invaluable assistance in facilitating access by the community of scholars and practitioners in ocean affairs and the law of the sea to essential documentation.

The Law of Nations

Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns

Author: Emer de Vattel

Publisher: N.A


Category: War (International law)

Page: 500

View: 7978

Documents in International Environmental Law

Author: Philippe Sands,Paolo Galizzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521540308

Category: Law

Page: 1380

View: 7037

The companion volume to the second edition of Philippe Sands' Principles of International Environmental Law.

The Law of the sea

maritime boundary agreements (1942-1969)

Author: United Nations. Office for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea

Publisher: N.A


Category: Continental shelf

Page: 96

View: 2754

The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

A Commentary

Author: David D. Caron,Lee M. Caplan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199696306

Category: Law

Page: 1048

View: 2018

This article-by-article commentary sheds light on the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Rules which govern a wide range of arbitrations, including the Iran-US Claims Tribunal and NAFTA disputes. The new edition takes full account of the revised Rules adopted in 2010 and features many extracts from the most important case law.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982

A Commentary

Author: Myron H. Nordquist

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789024737192

Category: Law

Page: 498

View: 3764

These commentaries are based almost entirely on the formal and informal documentation of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III, 1973-1982), coupled, where necessary, with the personal knowledge of editors, contributors, or reviewers, many of whom were principal negotiators or UN personnel who participated in the Conference.

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