A plethora of international bodies and international instruments regulate, influence and shape what is happening in the oceans. The many regimes involved and the resulting legal cacophony contribute to persisting challenges in ocean governance. Regime Interaction in Ocean Governance: Problems, Theories and Methods identifies the problems raised by regime interaction in ocean governance, discusses the relevant theoretical approaches, and explores possible solutions. It ultimately highlights how regime interaction in international law, specifically in oceans matters, not only consists of a problem to be solved, but also of a phenomenon to be better understood and benefited from.
Seline Trevisanut is Professor of International Law and Sustainability at Utrecht Law School. She is currently Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant Project “Accommodating New Interests at Sea: Legal Tools for Sustainable Ocean Governance” (Sustainable Ocean, 2015-2020).
Nikolaos Giannopoulos is a PhD candidate with the Sustainable Ocean project at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), and the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL), Utrecht University.
Rozemarijn Roland Holst is a PhD candidate with the Sustainable Ocean project at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), and the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL), Utrecht University.
Joanna Mossop, Professor, Law Faculty, Te Herenga Waka (Victoria University of Wellington) Alex Oude Elferink, Director, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS); professor in International law of the sea, School of Law of Utrecht University
"While there has been a good deal of scholarly debate respecting these issues since the mid-1990s, the present volume’s exploration of this issue in the ocean governance context is timely in light of the ongoing biodiversity beyond national jurisdictions (BBNJ) negotiations, recent judicial decisions and inter-State disputes that have foregrounded the issue of interacting legal orders in the law of the sea....The volume succeeds so well because it leaves the reader with no doubt of the importance and continuing relevance of its subject. In this regard, the volume provides more than a starting point, but substantially advances our understanding of ocean governance as a complex and dynamic normative system." -Neil Craik, Ocean Yearbook 36, Brill | Nijhoff, 2022
Foreword List of Abbreviations List of Tables Notes on Contributors
1 Introduction: Regime Interaction in Ocean Governance Seline Trevisanut, Nikolaos Giannopoulos and Rozemarijn Roland Holst
2 Demystifying Ocean Governance Yoshinobu Takei
3 The Institutional Schizophrenia of Ocean Governance through the Lens of the Conservation of Biological Diversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Nilufer Oral
4 Regime Interaction and Common Interests in Regulating Human Activities in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Ellen Hey
5 Norm Collisions in the Regime Complex for Ocean Governance: Power or Legitimacy? Christian Kreuder-Sonnen and Lea Wisken
6 Formalism and Law-Making in Treaty-Based Ocean Governance: Limits and Challenges Francesca Romanin Jacur
7 The Judicial Dimension of Regime Interaction beyond Systemic Integration Joshua Paine
8 Conclusion: Proposing a Three-Fold Approach to Regime Interaction in Ocean Governance Seline Trevisanut, Nikolaos Giannopoulos and Rozemarijn Roland Holst
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