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South Korea, Japan and the Search for a Peaceful Solution
Marine Biodiversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) identifies the major issues at stake in the BBNJ negotiations and examines the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. This timely volume offers cutting edge contributions from leading global experts on access and benefit sharing of marine genetic resources; environmental impact assessments; capacity building and transfer of technology as well as Arctic environmental issues including security and shipping. Cross-cutting themes including the potential impact on existing legal frameworks and instruments are also explored.
Editor: ITLOS
This volume contains the texts of written pleadings, minutes of public sittings and other documents from the proceedings in The M/V “Norstar” Case (Panama v. Italy), Merits. The documents are reproduced in their original language.
The Tribunal delivered its Judgment on 10 April 2019. It is published in the ITLOS Reports 2018-2019.

Le présent volume reproduit les pièces de la procédure écrite, les procès-verbaux des audiences publiques et d’autres documents relatifs à la procédure concernant l’ Affaire du navire « Norstar » (Panama c. Italie), fond. Les documents sont publiés dans la langue originale utilisée.
Le Tribunal a rendu son arrêt le 10 avril 2019. L’arrêt est publié dans le TIDM Recueil 2018-2019.
This volume contains the texts of written pleadings, minutes of public sittings and other documents from the proceedings in: Detention of three Ukrainian naval vessels (Ukraine v. Russian Federation), Provisional Measures. The documents are reproduced in their original language.
The Tribunal delivered its Order on 25 May 2019. It is published in the ITLOS Reports 2018-2019.

Le présent volume reproduit les mémoires, les procès-verbaux des audiences publiques et d’autres documents relatifs à la procédure concernant : Immobilisation de trois navires militaires ukrainiens (Ukraine c. Fédération de Russie), mesures conservatoires. Les documents sont publiés dans la langue originale utilisée.
Le Tribunal a rendu son ordonnance le 25 mai 2019. L’arrêt est publié dans le TIDM Recueil 2018-2019.
Developments in the Definition of Islands under the International Law of the Sea
Author: Clive Schofield
Author: J. Ashley Roach
State practice in the law of the sea has continued to evolve since publication of the 3rd edition of Excessive Maritime Claims in 2012. In this 4th edition, J. Ashley Roach has brought the text up to date, particularly as to the provisions relating to the balance of navigational rights and freedoms with the interests of coastal and island States. Of particular interest are the more detailed explanations of the phrase “freedom of navigation”; the expanded material on baselines and on the practice of archipelagic States, the revisions of the material on the continental shelf, on marine data collection, on submarine cables and pipelines, and US Ocean Policy. A new chapter has been added on islands and other maritime features.

This edition is dedicated to Dr. Robert W. Smith, the premier marine geographer.
Editor: ITLOS
The ITLOS Yearbook 2019 provides information on the composition, jurisdiction, procedure and organization of the Tribunal and reports on its judicial activities in 2019, in particular concerning Cases No. 25, 26 and 27. The Yearbook is prepared by the Registry of the Tribunal.

Le TIDM Annuaire 2019 fournit des informations essentielles concernant la composition, la compétence, la procédure et l’organisation du Tribunal. Il donne également un aperçu des activités judiciaires du Tribunal au cours de l’année 2019, en particulier en ce qui concerne les affaires no. 25, 26 et 27. L’ Annuaire est rédigé par le Greffe du Tribunal.
Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea
A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea takes stock of the progress made thus far in the resolution of disputes concerning international watercourses and the oceans, in addition to considering their future paths. Written by renowned academics and practitioners, the chapters of this edited collection enable the reader to reflect on the achievements and setbacks that characterize each field and their potential for cross-fertilization. Four major themes are explored: the shifting boundaries of “traditional” methods of dispute settlement; the contributions made by relevant organizations to dispute settlement; the interplay between substantive and procedural rules; and case studies on dispute resolution in the Nile and the Arctic.
Editor: Tomas Heidar
During the four decades that have passed since the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was negotiated, there has been considerable advancement in the knowledge of a number of important issues addressed in the Convention. Among those issues are marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, including marine genetic resources; the continental shelf, including seafloor highs, and its outer limits; and deep seabed mineral resources. At the same time, as a consequence of global warming, fundamental changes are taking place in many areas related to the law of the sea. In particular, sea level is rising globally, which may affect baselines, maritime limits and boundaries of coastal States.

New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances in the Law of the Sea, edited by Tomas Heidar, which includes twenty-two Chapters by prominent legal and scientific experts, focuses on these critical developments, the challenges they pose to the existing legal framework, and the various ways in which States are addressing these challenges.
In The Shipmaster's Duty to Render Assistance at Sea under Internationl Law, Felicity G. Attard examines the web of applicable international rules regulating one of the most fundamental obligations at sea. The study explores the shipmaster's duty to render assistance at sea under treaty law, customary international law, and other international instruments. It focuses on an assessment of the duty in light of contemporary challenges posed by the phenomenon of irregular migration by sea, a problem which has intensified in recent years. Whilst Article 98 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea provides the basis for the regime regulating the duty, the study addresses other relevant rules adopted by the International Maritime Organization and the International Labour Organization. Due to the humanitarian ramifications of the rendering of assistance at sea, the book considers further obligations imposed under human rights law and refugee law. The study presents a comprehensive analysis of shipmaster's responsibilities in rescue operations, and their role in the fulfilment of States' international obligations in the rendering of assistance.