Public International Law in the Airspace of the High Seas

Public International Law in the Airspace of the High Seas

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In 1968, the American scholar John Cobb Cooper stated that "too little attention has been given to the legal control of flight above the high seas which cover a large percentage of the earth's surface." With certain notable exceptions this has remained true despite the acknowledged commercial, strategic and environmental significance of the airspace over the high seas. Intended for students and teachers of public international law but also for anyone with a professional interest in air law, this book seeks to give the legal regime of the airspace of the high seas the profile it clearly deserves. Chapters on delimitation and jurisdiction establish the conceptual foundation for an examination of particular aspects of the regime: the maintenance of public order (hot pursuit, piracy, broadcasting, environmental protection), the strategic use of the airspace of the high seas (air defence identification zones, the prevention of incidents, atmospheric nuclear testing, the deployment of weapons) and the use of force. Looking to the future, the final chapter discusses the desirability of regarding the airspace of the high seas as the common heritage of mankind.
It concludes by offering a "Declaration of Legal Principles concerning the Airspace of the High Seas" which might one day form the basis of the international convention.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 171.45 x 254 x 31.75mm | 742g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1994 ed.
  • 336 p.
  • 079232725X
  • 9780792327257

Table of contents

1: Introduction. The Delimitation of the Airspace of the High Seas. The Delimitation of the Airspace of the High Seas and of the Territorial Sea. The Delimitation of the Airspace and the Waters of the High Seas. The Delimitation of the Airspace of the High Seas in the Polar Regions. The Delimitation of the Airspace of the High Seas and Outer Space. Jurisdiction in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Freedom of Aviation in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Application of Aircraft Nationality in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Jurisdiction of the State of Registry in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Legal Status of Military Aircraft in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Public Order of the Airspace of the High Seas. Hot Pursuit in the Airspace of the High Seas. Piracy in the Airspace of the High Seas. Broadcasting in the Airspace of the High Seas. Environmental Protection in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Strategic Regime of the Airspace of the High Seas. Air Defence Identification Zones in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Prevention of Incidents in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Application of the Nuclear Test Ban in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Deployment of Weapons in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Use of Force in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Prohibition of the Use of Force in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Right of Self-Defence in the Airspace of the High Seas. Aerial Interception in the Airspace of the High Seas. The Application of the Laws of War in the Airspace of the High Seas. Towards a Convention on the Airspace of the High Seas. Declaration of Legal Principles concerning the Airspace of the High Seas. Appendices. Selected Bibliography. Books and Monographs. Articles. Index.
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