The legal and scientific aspects of continental shelf limits are of growing importance to those concerned with the international law of the sea. It is rare that the current thinking of both leading lawyers and scientists are brought together in one volume. Among the topics raised in this volume are: geomorphology and geology; ridge issues; Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf; shelf resources and current issues, such as the outer limit of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean, evaluating U.S. data holdings relevant to the definition of continental shelf limits, delimiting China’s continental shelves and future directions of the International Seabed Authority. Lastly, the Under Secretary General for Legal Affairs, United Nations, H.E. Hans Corell, provides a strategic overview on the challenges in implementing international ocean governance. Another unique feature of the volume is that a CD is placed in the back cover containing visual materials not included in the printed text.
Knowledge about the application of law to maritime commerce not only may prove financially profitable but also provides an exciting intellectual trip through the historical and legal developments behind commercial activities that depend upon the sea.
This work analyzes the growth and formation of maritime law across the centuries, including its origin as England s admiralty law and its adoption into the United States Constitution. It sets out information on the jurisdiction and law appropriate for the carriage of goods by sea, personal injuries and death collisions, salvage and wrecks, marine insurance, and marine pollution.
Lawyers, professors, and students of law and anyone involved in marine transportation - carriers, shippers, port managers, freight forwarders, and others - will appreciate this book's succinct and readable style. It includes references to statutes, conventions, and cases - including some historical and social background to enliven and clarify the development of admiralty and maritime law in the United States.
The burgeoning state of international law governing marine issues demands an accessible, reliable, and up-to-date source of information for those in the field.
Global Electronic Database of Multilateral Marine Treaties and Agreements is the first comprehensive electronic compilation of the most important international treaties influencing the governance of the globe's oceans and seas. Its numerous practical features include: - easy access to the text and membership lists of more than 250 multilateral agreements on marine issues; - a fact file, summarizing the important features of each agreement; and - electronic format, permitting cross-textual comparisons and analyses. Developed specifically to facilitate examination of the increasingly complex jurisdictional claims of international marine agreements, this unique database proves an invaluable tool for dealing with the changing landscape of international marine issues. Government agencies responsible for marine and maritime issues, scholars of international law and research scholars requiring access to marine treaty texts will look to
Global Electronic Database of Multilateral Marine Treaties andAgreements as a unique, practical resource.