International Law for Antarctica: Second Edition / Edition 2

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The volume is the result of an on-going research project on the Antarctic regime being carried out in various Italian universities and open to the participation of scholars and experts from different countries. Two concomitant factors led to the undertaking of the project: the increasing interest aroused by Antarctica in the scientific community, and the dynamic evolution of the Antarctic question in international law and politics. The result is something different from simply a second edition of a previous book, as it was clear that certain topics required entirely new treatment, especially environmental protection, liability, and institutional development. The editors tried to carefully co-ordinate the 21 individual contributions so as to properly cover the whole range of topics while at the same time preserving the pluralistic character of the book.
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This volume, the result of an ongoing research project on the Antarctic regime being carried out in various Italian universities, updates the 1987 volume, with only two contributions remaining from the previous edition. The 21 contributions to this edition address the treaty of Washington and the development of the Antarctic system; customary international law and Antarctica; management and conservation of Antarctic resources, including marine fauna and flora and icebergs; the protection of the Antarctic environment, including special areas in Antarctica and waste disposal and management; Antarctica and the law of the sea, including issues of the deep seabed of the region; new developments in Antarctic science; implementation of the instruments of the Antarctic treaty system; liability for harm to Antarctica; settlement of disputes; and the historical background. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789041103642
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 6.67 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 1.82 (d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
Introduction: A Decade of Development in Antarctic International Law 1
1 The Origin of the Antarctic System 17
2 Institutional Developments in the Antarctic Treaty System 31
3 The Antarctic System and Customary International Law 51
4 Article 10 of the Antarctic Treaty Revisited 103
5 The Regime of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 127
6 Protection of the Antarctic Marine Fauna and Flora: The Canberra Convention of 20 May 1980 and the Commission Set up by It 159
7 The Protection of Whales in Antarctica 171
8 The Exploitation of Antarctic Icebergs in International Law 225
9 The Madrid Protocol on the Protection of the Antarctic Environment and Its Effectiveness 261
10 The Protection of Special Areas in Antarctica 293
11 Waste Disposal and Waste Management in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean 319
12 The Antarctic Treaty System and the New Law of the Sea: Selected Questions 377
13 The New Law of the Sea and the Deep Seabed of the Antarctic Region 395
14 Scientific Research in Antarctica: New Developments 413
15 Inspections under the Antarctic Treaty 459
16 Implementing the Protocol: State Practice and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations 475
17 The Legal Nature of the Acts Adopted under Art IX of the Antarctic Treaty and Their Implementation in Italy 505
18 Liability for Damage to the Antarctic Environment 581
19 Compulsory Settlement of Disputes: A New Element in the Antarctic System 603
20 Settlement of Disputes under the Antarctic Treaty System 613
21 Activities in Antarctica Before the Conclusion of the Antarctic Treaty 627
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