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The International Law of the Sea

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from September 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107439672

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  • This new edition has been fully revised and updated to include the contemporary issues together with new cases delivered by international courts and tribunals, such as the ICJ, ITLOS and Arbitral Tribunals, treaties, UN resolutions, and other instruments. It retains the clear chapter structure of the first edition, but has expanded the topics on marine spaces beyond national jurisdiction, maritime delimitation, protection of the marine environment. A new concluding chapter has also been included and presents a perspective on the future development of the international law of the sea. Detailed footnotes and further reading sections, combined with illustrations and tables ensure understanding of the subject. By offering clarity of expression and academic rigour, The International Law of the Sea remains the best choice for students.

    • Has a clear, engaging writing style and a systematic manner of analysis
    • The new edition retains detailed footnotes and further reading sections
    • Includes student-friendly features such as chapter openings, illustrations and diagrams to enhance understanding of rules
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107439672
    • length: 548 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 176 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.07kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Divided Oceans: International Law Governing Jurisdictional Zones:
    1. Law of the sea in perspective
    2. Baselines and related issues
    3. Marine spaces under national jurisdiction I: territorial sovereignty
    4. Marine spaces under national jurisdiction II: sovereign rights
    5. Marine spaces beyond national jurisdiction
    6. Maritime delimitation
    Part II. Our Common Ocean: Protection of Community Interests at Sea:
    7. Conservation of marine living resources
    8. Protection of the marine environment
    9. Conservation of marine biological diversity
    10. Marine scientific research
    11. Maintenance of international peace and security at sea
    12. Land-locked and geographically disadvantaged states
    13. Peaceful settlement of international disputes
    14. Looking ahead.

  • Author

    Yoshifumi Tanaka, University of Copenhagen
    Yoshifumi Tanaka is Professor of International Law with specific focus on the law of the sea at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. He has taught international law of the sea at several different universities and has also published widely in this field.

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