Stress Testing the Law of the Sea

Dispute Resolution, Disasters & Emerging Challenges

In Stress Testing the Law of the Sea: Dispute Resolution, Disasters & Emerging Challenges, edited by Stephen Minas and H. Jordan Diamond, leading practitioners and scholars of the law of the sea examine key developments that are placing pressure on the current legal framework. Following an expert preface setting the historical context for the discussion, Part I explores the changing norms of marine dispute resolution – long the foundation of the UNCLOS framework – in an era when the lines between private and public governance are continually shifting and following the landmark South China Sea arbitration. Part II explores emerging issues whose inherent levels of uncertainty challenge the structure of the framework, including climate change, disasters, and expanding energy exploration.

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Stephen Minas is Assistant Professor of Law, School of Transnational Law, Peking University and Senior Research Fellow, Transnational Law Institute, King’s College London. He has published on climate change, energy and oceans law and is co-editor of EU Climate Diplomacy (Routledge, 2018).

H. Jordan Diamond is the Co-Director of the Law of the Sea Institute and the Executive Director of the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at the UC Berkeley School of Law. She focuses on strengthening ocean and environmental governance at domestic, regional, and international scales.”
Practitioners, academics and graduate students of the law of the sea, especially those concerned with UNCLOS’ dispute resolution and environment and energy aspects, and International Relations scholars in related fields.
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