Cooperation and Engagement in the Asia-Pacific Region


Cooperation and Engagement in the Asia-Pacific Region brings together contributions from leading experts around the world in the law of the sea. The volume addresses topics such as regional cooperation, protection and preservation of the marine environment, freedom of navigation, sustainable fisheries, and future cooperation within the important Asia-Pacific region. This book provides valuable insight into a region that encompasses many important maritime regions, and harbors promising opportunities for maritime cooperation and engagement.

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Myron H. Nordquist is the Associate Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, and Senior Fellow at the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is Editor-in-Chief of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982: a Commentary, the seven-volume “Virginia Commentary” series, plus a Supplementary Documents volume.
John Norton Moore is the Walter L. Brown Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law where he directs the Center for Oceans Law and Policy. Among seven presidential appointments, he served as Chairman, NSC Interagency Task Force on the Law of the Sea; United States Ambassador and Deputy Special Representative of the President to the Law of the Sea Conference (1973-76); and was a Member of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere (1984-85).
Ronán Long is Director of the WMU-Sasakawa Global Institute and holds the Nippon Foundation Professorial Chair in Ocean Governance and the Law of the Sea at the World Maritime University, where he lectures on Ocean Governance, Law of the Sea and International Dispute Resolution and Diplomacy. He has also lectured at the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy and is a supervisor of advanced academic research under the United Nations - The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme.
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Featured Remarks

Reflections on the Status and Prospects for Deep Seabed Mining in 201
Michael Lodge
Reflections on the Past 25 Years of Ocean Law and Policy
David A. Balton
Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships in International Law: New Challenges for the Regulation of International Navigation and Shipping
Aldo Chircop

Part 1
Spotlight on Regional Cooperation
1 Military Cooperation and International Custom in the Asia-Pacific Region
John G. Hannink
2 Peace through Joint Marine and Cruise Tourism in the Disputed South China Sea Islands: Opportunities and Challenges
Yann-huei Song
3 Multilateral Cooperation in Resolving or Managing International Issues
Helmut Tuerk
4 Jurisdictional and Substantive Aspects in the Application of unclos<\sc> Article 83(3) in Recent International Decisions
Xinjun Zhang

Part 2
Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment
5 Candy and Poisons: Protecting Marine Environments While Meeting Societal Needs
Daniel Rittschof
6 The Duty to Cooperate in the Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment
Chie Kojima
7 Environmental Impact Assessments in Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment
Tianbao Qin and Fang Hou
8 Increasing Challenges to the Future Marine Environment
Stephen A. Macko

Part 3
Freedom of Navigation
9 Freedom of Navigation: Where to Go When Political Agenda Overshadows Legal Substance
Nong Hong
10 An Archival History of the Creation and Early Implementation of the Freedom of Navigation Program
James Kraska
11 Military Activities in Foreign Exclusive Economic Zones: Identification and the Application of Law
Xinmin Ma
12 Freedom of Navigation: Practices of Vietnam
Lan-Anh T. Nguyen

Part 4
Straits Governance, including Malacca/Singapore
13 The International Straits Regime: Notes on Uncertainties and “Other” Straits in the Northeast Asia-Pacific Region
Ted L. McDorman
14 Passage through Indonesian Waters on Routes Used for International Navigation
Robert Beckman and Dita Liliansa

Part 5
Search and Rescue
15 Towards the Establishment of a Search and Rescue Cooperation Mechanism in the South China Sea: Regulatory Framework, Challenges and Prospects
Yubing Shi
16 Understanding the Challenge: Mass Rescue Operations at Sea
Richard Button and Tom Gorgol
17 Models for Maritime Coordination in the South China Sea: Effective National-level Coordination
Brian Wilson

Part 6
Sustainable Fisheries
18 Combating iuu<\sc>: the Driving Force behind Development of International Fisheries Law?
Kuan-Hsiung Wang
19 What’s in a Name: the Importance of Distinguishing between “Fisheries Crime” and iuu<\sc> Fishing
Kathryn Youel Page and Alexis J. Ortiz

Part 7
Marine Biodiversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (bbnj) </b>
20 Negotiating a New Marine Biodiversity Instrument: Reflections on the Preparatory Phase from the Perspective of the European Union
Ronán Long and John Brincat
21 bbnj : Developments since Yogyakarta
J. Ashley Roach

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