Asia-Pacific and the Implementation of the Law of the Sea

Regional Legislative and Policy Approaches to the Law of the Sea Convention

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Asia-Pacific and the Implementation of the Law of the Sea reviews the legislative and policy approach taken by selected States to fulfil their obligations under the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC). Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam are examined in detail together with an analysis of the United States’ prospects of ratifying the LOSC and its current approach to implement the international law of the sea. The book reveals areas of regional variation and consensus in legislative approaches to implement LOSC obligations, contributing to the progressive development of the law of the sea.
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Biographical Note

Seokwoo Lee, D.Phil. (2001), Oxon, is Professor of Public International Law at Inha University Law School, Incheon, Korea. He is Founding Co-Editors-in-Chief of Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy (APJOLP).

Warwick Gullett, Ph.D. (2002), Australian National University, is Professor and Dean of Law at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. He has published monographs and articles on marine and fisheries law.

Table of contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1
Implementation of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention in China
Zou Keyuan

CHAPTER 2
Implementation of the United Nation’s Law of the Sea Convention in Japan
Chie Kojima

CHAPTER 3
Implementation of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention in Korea
Young Kil PARK and Seokwoo LEE

CHAPTER 4
Implementation of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention in Malaysia
Mary George

CHAPTER 5
Implementation of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention in Singapore
Zhen Sun

CHAPTER 6
Implementation of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention in Vietnam
Nguyen Thai Giang•

CHAPTER 7
Implementation of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention in Australia
Warwick Gullett

CHAPTER 8
Implementation of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention in Canada
Jeffrey J. Smith

CHAPTER 9
Implementation of the Law of the Sea in the United States: Can the US become Exceptional in Affirming the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention?
Anastasia Telesetsky

Index

Readership

All interested in national legislative and policy approaches to implement the evolving international law of the sea, including legislative drafters and scholars of public policy and international relations.

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