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Making the Law of the Sea: A Study in the Development of International Law

Making the Law of the Sea: A Study in the Development of International Law

by James Harrison
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The law of the sea is an important area of international law which must be able to adapt to the changing needs of the international community. Making the Law of the Sea examines how various international organisations have contributed to the development of this law and what kinds of instruments and law-making techniques have been used. Each chapter considers a different international institution – including the International Maritime Organization and the United Nations – and analyses its functions and powers. Important questions are posed about the law-making process, including what actors are involved and what procedures are followed. Potential problems for the development of the law of the sea are considered and solutions are proposed. In particular, James Harrison explores and evaluates the current methods employed by international institutions to coordinate their law-making activities in order to overcome fragmentation of the law-making process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521198172
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series , #80
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr James Harrison is a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh where he teaches public international law and public law.

Table of Contents

1. Making the modern Law of the Sea: challenges and opportunities; 2. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; 3. Amendment and modification of the Law of the Sea Convention by the states parties; 4. Implementing agreements; 5. The International Seabed Authority and the development of the Deep Seabed Mining Regime; 6. The International Maritime Organization and the international regulation of shipping; 7. The contribution of the Food and Agriculture Organization to international fisheries law; 8. Cooperation, coordination and conflict between international institutions; 9. Conclusion.

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