Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects


This collection of essays, by leading academics and practitioners, provides a critical review of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) and its relationship to and interface with the wide range of developments which have occurred since 1982.

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This collection of essays, by leading academics and practitioners, provides a critical review of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) and its relationship to and interface with the wide range of developments which have occurred since 1982.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199299614
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/7/2006
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Freestone currently works as Deputy General Counsel for Advisory Services at The World Bank in Washington DC. He held a personal chair in International Law at Hull from 1991 to 2002 and has been awarded an Honorary Chair. In 1986 he founded and is now Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law. He is a member of the editorial boards of the British Yearbook of International Law, the Yearbook of International Environmental Law and the Yearbook of European Environmental Law. His recent books include Legal Aspects of Implementing the Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms. Making Kyoto Work (ed. with Charlotte Streck); Legislating for Sustainable Fisheries: A Guide to Implementing the 1993 FAO Compliance Agreement and the 1995 Fish Stocks Agreement (with William Edeson and Elly Gudmundsdottir); International Law and Sustainable Development (ed with Alan Boyle.) 1999 Dr Richard Barnes has been teaching maritime and international law at the University of Hull for a number of years. He is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and convenor of its maritime law section. He is also a member of the International Law Association and a founding member of the McCoubrey Centre for International Law. Richard has been involved with the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, and acted as its European Representative. More recently he has begun working with MarBEF, the EU Network of Excellence on Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. He is currently working on a DEFRA funded project to look at environmental indicators and a monograph on Property Rights and Natural Resources.
David Ong is curently Reader in the Department of Law, Essex University. He is widely published in the field of international environmental law and international law generally. He is a member of the ILA and is currently co-rapporteur for the ILA committee on Legal Issues of the Outer Continental Shelf.

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Table of Contents

Editors Introduction
Notes on Contributors
Table of International Instruments
1. Some reflections on developments in the law of the sea, Dolliver Nelson
2. Further development of the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention: Mechanisms for change, Alan Boyle
3. The role of the United Nations in international oceans governance, Louise de La Fayette
4. Administering the mineral resources of the deep seabed, Satya Nandan
5. Towards an international law for the conservation of offshore hydrocarbon resources within the continental shelf?, David Ong
6. The protection of underwater cultural heritage. Article 303 and the UNESCO Convention, Tullio Scovazzi
7. Maritime boundary delimitation: Where do we go from here?, Malcolm Evans
8. Submissions to the CLCS in cases of unresolved land and maritime disputes, Alex Oude Elferink and Constance Johnson
9. From permission to prohibition: the 1982 LOSC and protection of the marine environment, Catherine Redgwell
10. Port State Jurisdiction: Towards mandatory and comprehensive use, Erik Jaap Molenaar
11. The protection of biodiversity and fisheries management: Issues raised by the relationship between CITES and LOSC, Erik Franckx
12. The future of fisheries regulation, Richard Barnes
13. Mammals: exploiting the ambiguities of Article 65 LOSC and related provisions: Practice under the international convention for regulation of whaling, Pat Birnie
14. A fraying fabric? High seas fisheries management under the LOSC, Kristina Gjerde
15. The role of the world bank and the global environment facility in the implementation of the regime of the Law of the Sea Convention, David Freestone
16. Developments in respect of the high seas navigation, David Anderson
17. Freedom of navigation in a post 9/11 world: Security and creeping jurisdiction, Stuart Kaye
18. Strategic and political issues with the law of the sea in east asia: navigational regimes and EEZs, Sam Bateman
19. Some reflections on the operation of the dispute settlement system of the Law of the Sea Convention during its first decade, Robin Churchill
20. A system for law of the sea dispute settlement, Tullio Treves
21. The World Court and peaceful settlement of oceans disputes - Some reflections, Barbara Kwiatkowska
22. Concluding remarks, David Freestone, Richard Barnes, and David Ong

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