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

By Louis B. Sohn, John Noyes, Erik Franckx, Kristen Juras
Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea, Second Edition compiles cases, treaties, U.N. documents, commentaries, and other teaching materials that systematically present law of the sea topics.

The organization of this second edition of Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea tracks that of the Nutshell. Chapter 1 introduces the law of the sea and questions about international law and international legal process. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 examine the basic concepts of high seas freedoms, vessel national-ity, and flag state jurisdiction. The next two chapters concern matters that are fundamental in determining the location of various coastal zones: baselines (Chapter 5), and principles and processes applicable to maritime boundary delimitations (Chapter 6). Although many substantive issues, e.g., fisheries, cut across different zones of coastal state sovereignty or jurisdiction, such zones have been of central importance in the law of the sea, and we explore them in Chapters 7 (internal waters), 8 (the territorial sea, contiguous zone, straits, and archipelagic waters), 9 (the exclusive economic zone), and 10 (the continental shelf ). Chapter 11 then examines the regime governing mineral resources in the Area, i.e., the seabedbeyond the limits of national jurisdiction, and the controversy over access to genetic material in the Area. In Chapters 12, 13, 14, and 15, we explore matters where new norms and institutions have trans-formed traditional practice. Chapter 12 concerns marine pollution and principles of international environmental law. Chapter 13 examines high seas fisheries and the roles of regional and global organizations in conserving and managing fish stocks that range across various zones of the oceans. In Chapter 14 the focus is on maritime security. Finally, Chapter 15 analyzes the dispute settlement system created by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Appendix includes the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 1994 Part XI Implementation Agreement, so that students can have ready access to essential treaty material in one volume; other treaties are excerpted throughout the text.

ISBN-13: 9789004169906
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 5/15/2014
Edition description: lviii, 998 pp.
Edition number: 2
Pages: 1006


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