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Edited by Clive H. Schofield, Seokwoo Lee and Moon-Sang Kwon

The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction, edited by Clive Schofield, Seokwoo Lee, and Moon-Sang Kwon, comprises 36 chapters by leading oceans scholars and practitioners devoted to both the definition of maritime limits and boundaries spatially and the limits of jurisdictional rights within claimed maritime zones. Contributions address conflicting maritime claims and boundary disputes, access to valuable marine resources, protecting the marine environment, maritime security and combating piracy, concerns over expanding activities and jurisdiction in Polar waters and the impact of climate change on the oceans, including the potential impact of sea level rise on the scope of claims to maritime zones. The volume therefore offers critical analysis on a range of important and frequently increasingly pressing contemporary law of the sea issues.

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Intl. Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an international court with competence to settle disputes concerning the law of the sea. It is a central forum for the settlement of disputes relating to the interpretation and application of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
This volume contains the texts of written pleadings, minutes of public sittings and other documents from the proceedings in Responsibilities and obligations of States sponsoring persons and entities with respect to activities in the Area (Request for Advisory Opinion submitted to the Seabed Disputes Chamber). The documents are reproduced in their original language.
The Seabed Disputes Chamber of the Tribunal delivered its Advisory Opinion on 1 February 2011. It is published in Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders 2011 (ITLOS Reports 2011, p. 10).

Le Tribunal international du droit de la mer est une juridiction internationale qui a compétence en matière de règlement des différends relatifs au droit de la mer. Il est une instance centrale pour le règlement des différends relatifs à l’interprétation et à l’application de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer.
Le présent volume contient le texte des pièces de la procédure écrite, des procès-verbaux des audiences publiques et d’autres documents produits au cours de l’instance relative aux Responsabilités et obligations des Etats qui patronnent des personnes et des entités dans le cadre d'activités menées dans la Zone (Demande d'avis consultatif soumise à la Chambre pour le règlement des différends relatifs aux fonds marins). Les documents sont reproduits dans la langue originale utilisée.
La Chambre pour le règlement des différends relatifs aux fonds marins du Tribunal a rendu son avis consultatif le 1er février 2011. L’avis est publié dans Recueil des arrêts, avis consultatifs et ordonnances 2011 (TIDM Recueil 2011, p. 10).

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Edited by Intl. Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention.
The Tribunal is open to States Parties to the Convention and, in certain cases, to entities other than States Parties (such as international organizations and natural or legal persons).
The jurisdiction of the Tribunal comprises all disputes submitted to it in accordance with the Convention. It also extends to all matters specifically provided for in any other agreement which confers jurisdiction on the Tribunal.
This volume contains the texts of the judicial decisions rendered by the Tribunal in the year 2012 in English and French.

Le Tribunal international du droit de la mer est un organe judiciaire indépendant créé par la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer pour connaître des différends relatifs à l'interprétation et l'application de la Convention.
Le Tribunal est ouvert aux Etats Parties à la Convention et, dans certains cas, à des entités autres que les Etats Parties (telles que des organisations internationales et des personnes physiques et morales).
La compétence du Tribunal s'étend à tous les différends qui lui sont soumis conformément à la Convention. Elle s'étend également à toutes les matières expressément prévues dans tout autre accord conférant compétence au Tribunal.
Le présent volume contient le texte en français et en anglais des décisions rendues par le Tribunal au cours de l’année 2012.

The Regulation of Continental Shelf Development

Rethinking International Standards

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Edited by Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Aldo Chircop and Ronán Long

The lack of international conventional law governing the operational aspects of continental shelf activity may be characterized as unfinished business of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Convention, adopted in 1982, generally addressed the issue but did not consider more detailed development of the legal regime for the continental shelf. In The Regulation of Continental Shelf Development: Rethinking International Standards, leading experts from around the world identify and explore a multitude of unresolved legal concerns related to the continental shelf.

The current state of continental shelf activities is explored through the following lenses:

• Contemporary uses, including an overview on offshore wind energy in the EU, an analysis of the use of submarine cables under UNCLOS, and a discussion of the varied potential for mining marine materials;
• Emerging challenges, such as ISA seabed mining standards, the recent ITLOS decision regarding the Bay of Bengal, and the role of the IMO in establishing safety standards for transboundary effects of oil pollution for offshore platforms;
• Comparative best practices in environmental regulation;
• Probabilistic risk assessment, with a thorough definition of PRA and a critical examination of continental shelf disasters;
• Decommissioning offshore installations and structures, including an overview of the global regime as particularly provided in Articles 60(3) and 80 of UNCLOS;
• Liability and compensation;
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• Unfinished business on UNCLOS III.

The varied voices of experts collected within The Regulation of Continental Shelf Development: Rethinking International Standards offer a timely understanding of past, present, and future issues related to the continental shelf. The volume is a must-read for all those interested in environmental law and the law of the sea.

Water Law and Cooperation in the Euphrates-Tigris Region

A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach

Edited by Aysegul Kibaroglu, Adele Kirschner, Sigrid Mehring and Rüdiger Wolfrum

Water Law and Cooperation in the Euphrates-Tigris Region: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach builds on the increased attention for international water governance questions in the UN International Year of Water Cooperation (2013) to evaluate various management issues related to the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, with particular attention to the legal governing framework.

Alongside contributions by legal scholars from the respective riparian countries on the national water law, the book offers a unique interdisciplinary perspective on political, hydrological and environmental aspects of water management in the region. Additionally, the overall legal implications of water sharing and water resource management are addressed analyzed, in a critical overview. Finally, Water Law in the Euphrates-Tigris Region: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach serves as a comprehensive analysis of modern water law in its inclusion of comparative studies of legal and institutional aspects of water management systems in other international river basins.

Legal scholars, political scientists, specialists in conflict resolution, economists and policy-makers will find an essential new work in Water Law in the Euphrates-Tigris Region: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approach.

The Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions

Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes

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Edited by Erik J. Molenaar, Alex G. Oude Elferink and Donald R. Rothwell

The Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions: Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes analyzes of the contemporary law of the sea and related areas of international law in Antarctica and the Arctic, with a particular focus upon the interaction of global and regional regimes.

The global component of the international law of the sea - principally the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea - applies to the entire marine domain in both polar regions but explicitly requires regional implementation or acknowledges its usefulness. This volume critically examines regional regimes for the Arctic and Antarctic on science, maritime security, fisheries and shipping by means of common research questions; thus enabling an overall synthesis and identification of trends, differences and similarities.

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Nilufer Oral

In Regional Co-operation and Protection of the Marine Environment Under International Law: The Black Sea, Nilufer Oral examines the regional co-operation mechanism for protection and preservation of the Black Sea marine environment within the framework of international law, and subsequently identifies the necessary components for a robust regional regime based on best legal practices. The book provides a thorough review of the complex modern challenges related to the Black Sea, with particular emphasis on biodiversity, fisheries, land-based pollution and vessel-based sources of pollution. A history of regional co-operation in the Black Sea offers an enlightening comparison to the development of regional co-operation in international law, in particular, to Part IX of the 1982 United Nations (Montego Bay) Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Further comparative analyses, such as the existing regional regime of the Black Sea as established under the 1992 UNEP Regional Seas Programme, and selected regional seas programmes, including the acquis communautaire of the European Union, cohere into a firm foundation of present findings, upon which basis the author makes recommendations for the future.

All those interested in the Law of the Sea, international environmental law, and fisheries management will find a critical new text in Regional Co-operation and Protection of the Marine Environment Under International Law: The Black Sea.

Governing Ocean Resources

New Challenges and Emerging Regimes: A Tribute to Judge Choon-Ho Park

Edited by Jon M. van Dyke, Sherry P. Broder, Seokwoo Lee and Jin-Hyun Paik

This collective work of a renowned group of scholars, Governing Ocean Resources: New Challenges and Emerging Regimes, edited by Jon M. Van Dyke, Sherry P. Broder, Seokwoo Lee and Jin-Hyun Paik, examines the current state of the Law of the Sea today, offers a variety of new approaches to the field, and serves as a tribute to the late Judge Choon-ho Park, whose profound depth of learning and indomitable spirit of optimism regarding the possibilities of reform and improvement comprised an immense contribution to the study of the Law of the Sea.

The wide range of topics covered includes Maritime Boundary Delimitations, Claims to the Extended Continental Shelf, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Military Activites in the Exclusive Economic Zone, Piracy, Fishery Management, and Climate Change.

Published under the auspices of the Law of the Sea Institute (LOSI), this important collection will be of considerable interest to scholars in the area of ocean law and marine resource management.

James Kraska and Raul Pedrozo

International Maritime Security Law by James Kraska and Raul Pedrozo defines an emerging interdisciplinary field of law and policy comprised of norms, legal regimes, and rules to address today's hybrid threats to the global order of the oceans. Worldwide shipping commerce, fishing fleets, pleasure craft, and coastal states are exposed to the menace of offshore terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, piracy, smuggling, robbery, marine insurgency and anti-access threats. Land-based institutions and maritime constabulary forces operate within an increasingly integrated network that blends elements of humanitarian law, human rights law, criminal law, and law of the sea, with inspection regimes, commercial enterprise, and marine safety and environmental stewardship. The new authorities fuse together a global maritime partnership among states, international organizations and commercial interests to protect the maritime commons from the most dangerous risks and hazards.

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Edited by ITLOS

Pleadings, Minutes of Public Sittings and Documents 2009-2010 - Volume 15

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an international court with competence to settle disputes concerning the law of the sea. It is a central forum for the settlement of disputes relating to the interpretation and application of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
This volume contains the texts of written pleadings, minutes of public sittings and other documents from the proceedings in two cases:
Case concerning the Conservation and Sustainable Exploitation of Swordfish Stocks in the South-Eastern Pacific Ocean (Chile/European Union). Further to the agreement of the parties, the case was discontinued by the Order of the Special Chamber dated 16 December 2009. The Order is published in Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders 2008-2010 (ITLOS Reports 2008-2010).
The M/V “Louisa” Case (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines v. Kingdom of Spain), Provisional Measures. The Tribunal delivered its Order on 23 December 2010. It is published in Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders 2008-2010 (ITLOS Reports 2008-2010).
The documents are reproduced in their original language.

Mémoires, procès-verbaux et documents 2009-2010 - volume 15

Le Tribunal international du droit de la mer est une juridiction internationale qui a compétence en matière de règlement des différends relatifs au droit de la mer. Il est une instance centrale pour le règlement des différends relatifs à l’interprétation et à l’application de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer.
Le présent volume contient le texte des pièces de la procédure écrite, des procès-verbaux des audiences publiques et d’autres documents produits dans le cadre de deux affaires :
Affaire concernant la conservation et l’exploitation durable des stocks d’espadon dans l’océan Pacifique Sud-Est (Chili/Union européenne). Faisant suite à l’accord intervenu entre les parties, l’affaire a été radiée du rôle par ordonnance de la chambre spéciale en date du 16 décembre 2009. L’ordonnance est publiée dans le Recueil des arrêts, avis consultatifs et ordonnances 2008-2010 (TIDM Recueil 2008-1020).
Affaire du navire « Louisa » (Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines c. Royaume d’Espagne), mesures conservatoires. Le Tribunal a rendu son ordonnance le 23 décembre 2010. L’ordonnance est publiée dans le Recueil des arrêts, avis consultatifs et ordonnances 2008-2010 (TIDM Recueil 2008-2010).
Les documents sont reproduits dans la langue originale utilisée.