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The International Law of the Sea

3rd Edition

  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108424219

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  • This new edition has been fully revised to include up-to-date coverage of essential issues of the international law of the sea. Covering a number of new and important issues, such as the headline debate of migrant movement across the seas, and the definition of islands in light of the South China Sea Arbitration, it also includes chapters on conservation of marine living resources and biological diversity, protection of the marine environment, and international peace and security at sea, as well as building further on such topics as the impact of climate change on the oceans. A precise and readable book, with many figures and tables, The International Law of the Sea continues to be the best choice for students wanting to understand the law of the sea.

    • Includes many figures and tables to enhance comprehension of relevant rules, and to help instructors explain them
    • Includes comparatively detailed footnotes and further readings, so students can further study relevant issues by reading the suggested documents, and the instructor can also suggest further readings for exam preparation
    • A new fully-revised edition with new sections on contemporary issues and new case studies on discussions, such as maritime delimitation, marine environmental protection, and migrant movement across the seas
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book offers a clear and concise account of the key rules and principles which underpin the modern law of the sea, and will provide an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to get an up-to-date overview of this fascinating subject.' James Harrison, University of Edinburgh

    'This 'classical' handbook of the international law of the sea confirms that it is possible to elaborate in a clear style and with coherent logic on a complex legal picture.' Tullio Scovazzi, University of Milano, Bicocca

    'One of the very few books on international law of the sea that is accessible for students and covers all necessary foundational areas as well as current global issues.' Anna-Mari Antoniou, University of Essex

    'Thoroughly updated in light of all the latest significant case-law and treaty developments, this is an essential textbook for students and indispensable reference point for those in the practice.' Alexandros Ntovas, Queen Mary, University of London

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108424219
    • length: 634 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.4kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • 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
    Index.

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    The International Law of the Sea

    Yoshifumi Tanaka

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    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 is the single author of five books: Predictability and Flexibility in the Law of Maritime Delimitation (2006; 2nd edition, 2019), A Dual Approach to Ocean Governance (2008), The International Law of the Sea (2012; 2nd edition, 2015), The Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes (Cambridge, 2018), and The South China Sea Arbitration (2019). He has published widely in the fields of the law of the sea, international environmental law and peaceful settlement of international disputes.

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