Towards the Conceptualisation of Maritime Delimitation: Legal and Technical Aspects of Political Process

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This new monograph on maritime delimitation by Dr. Nuno Antunes is based on a thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Durham. The work is one of legal, political and technical analysis of an aspect of the law of the sea that is of current interest in all regions of the world.

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'Dr. Antunes’ study of the concepts of maritime delimitation is comprehensive and up-to-date. It is published at a propitious time, following as it does the entry into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1994 and the recent series of consistent decisions by international courts and tribunals starting with the Jan Mayen case. The work has been written by an author who, most unusually, combines by training and experience not only the relevant legal and political skills but also technical expertise as a serving Officer in the Portuguese Navy well-versed in matters related to navigation, hydrography and cartography. He has produced a study of the fundamental concepts which could stand alongside not only the monographs of international lawyers, but also the complementary publications of geographers, hydrographers and serving Naval Officers on different aspects of maritime boundaries. He has been able to bring new insights to the topic and to benefit also from the use of the latest computer-based technology. I am confident that the work will make a significant contribution to the literature on the important topic of maritime delimitation.'
From the Foreword by David H. Anderson, Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004136175
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/27/2003
  • Series: Publications on Ocean Development Series, #42
  • Pages: 684
  • Product dimensions: 9.58 (w) x 6.44 (h) x 1.94 (d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction 1
I Delimitation Law in the LOSC: Three Decades of Development
Ch. 1 The 1958 Conventions 15
Ch. 2 Relevant Case Law Pre-1982 41
Ch. 3 Maritime Delimitation in the LOSC 81
II Core Issues: Concept, Methods and Normativity
Ch. 4 The Concept of Maritime Delimitation 119
Ch. 5 Methods and Line-Defining Techniques 147
Ch. 6 Normativity in Maritime Delimitation 177
III Denouement
Ch. 7 Delimitation Process: A Proposal for Rationalisation 257
Ch. 8 The Quest for a Boundary-Line 289
Ch. 9 Test Study: Maritime Delimitation between Australia and East Timor 351
App. 1: Sketch-Maps and Illustrations 441
App. 2 State Practice in Maritime Delimitation 557
App. 3: Elementary Technical Aspects 583
App. 4: Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms 629
App. 5: Bibliographic References 637
Index 681
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