The Law of the Sea

The Law of the Sea

Paperback Melland Schill Studies in International Law

By (author) R.R. Churchill, By (author) A.V. Lowe

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  • Publisher: Manchester University Press Melland Schill Studies
  • Format: Paperback | 495 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 32mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 5 August 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Manchester
  • ISBN 10: 0719043824
  • ISBN 13: 9780719043826
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 180,753

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This is the third edition of this text, revised and updated to include the conclusion of many treaties, especially in the fields of fisheries and pollution, developments in the practice of individual states and the settlement of several maritime disputes by international tribunals. The 1982 UN convention on the Law of the Seas entered into force, in 1994. It remains unclear whether, and if so when, the UK and the USA might ratify the treaty, but enough states have ratified to make clear that the 1982 Convention is now to be regarded as the basic framework of the international law of the sea.

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Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: scope of the book; early development of the subject; sources of the modern law of the sea; attempts at codification; international organisations; the present legal regime. Part 2 Baselines: the normal baseline; straight baselines; bays; river mouths; harbour works; low-tide evaluations; islands; reefs; charts and publicity; present-day customary international law relating to baselines; validity of baselines. Part 3 Internal waters: definition; legal status; the right of access to ports and other internal waters; jurisdiction in internal waters. Part 4 The territorial sea: development of the concept; legal status of the bed, subsoil, and superjacent air space of the territorial sea; the breadth of the territorial sea; the right of innocent passage; the right to deny and suspend passage; rights and duties of the coastal state. Part 5 Straits: definition; the regime under customary law and the territorial sea convention; the regime under the Law of the Sea Convention; the LOSC regime and customary law; special regimes. Part 6 Archipelagos: development of a special regime for archipelagos; definition of an archipelago and an archipelagic state; archipelagic baselines; archipelagic waters; customary international law; conclusions. Part 7 The contiguous zone: development of the concept; breadth of the contiguous zone; legal status of the contiguous zone. Part 8 The continental shelf: the legal status of the continental shelf; the seaward limit of the continental shelf; the continental shelves of islands; the rights and duties of the coastal state; non-independent territories. Part 9 The exclusive economic zone: evolution of the EEZ; delimitation of the EEZ; the legal status of the EEZ; the rights and duties of the coastal state in the EEZ; the rights and duties of other states in the EEZ; relationship between the rights of the coastal state and the rights of other states; the attribution of other rights in the EEZ; significance of the EEZ. Part contents.