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The Ecosystem Approach in Ocean Planning and Governance takes stock of the challenges associated with implementing an ecosystem approach in ocean governance. In addition to theorizing the notion of Ecosystem Approach and its multifaceted implications, the book provides in depth analyses of lessons learned and remaining challenges associated with making the Ecosystem Approach fully relevant and operational in different marine policy fields, including marine spatial planning, fisheries, and biodiversity protection. In doing so, it adds much needed legal and social science perspectives to the existing literature on the Ecosystem Approach in relation to the marine environment. While focusing predominantly on the European context, the perspective is enriched by analyses from other jurisdictions, including the USA.
Editor: Giacomo Luciani
Since 2011, democratic transitions in the Middle East and North Africa have mostly failed to consolidate and have been hindered by the difficult economic heritage of previous authoritarian governments. Yet newly established democratic governments must deliver on the expectations of their people, especially the poorer strata, otherwise disillusionment may open the door to restoration of authoritarian rule. Can democracy succeed? Various ideas for economic policies that may help consolidate the early democratisation process are proposed in this volume, while major obstacles on the way to democratic success are also highlighted.

Contributors include: Alissa Amico, Laura El-Katiri, Philippe Fargues, Bassam Fattouh, Steffen Hertog, Giacomo Luciani, Samir Makdisi, Adeel Malik, Bassem Snaije, Robert Springborg, and Eckart Woertz.
Authors: Seokwoo Lee and Seryon Lee

Requirements prevailing in international investment agreements. Therefore, a thorough review of possible conflicts is essential in order to fulfill the international obligation of good faith as well as to prevent unnecessary investor-state disputes. Regarding energy issues, in 2017 the Korean government

In: Asian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 23 (2017)
Author: Sumaiya Khair

evacuate. Damage caused by Niko to Bangladesh has since been estimated to be over $1bn. The energy ministry’s inquiry committee determined that the fire was the result of Niko’s operational failure and inappropriate casing design. There were allegations of corruption in the process in which Nico was

In: Asian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 23 (2017)
Author: Christine Sim

Developments, Challenges and Future Prospects for Wind Energy in the Coastal Zone in Key Jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific Region , 20 A sia P acific J ournal of E nvironmental L aw 115 – 137 ( 2017 ). Nengye Liu and Md Saiful Karim , South China Sea after the Philippines v. China Arbitration

In: Asian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 23 (2017)
Author: Karin Arts

made to the International Atomic Energy Agency ( iaea ), data were derived from https://www.iaea.org/resources/treaties/treaties-under-IAEA-auspices • Where reference is made to the International Civil Aviation Organization ( icao ), data were derived from https

In: Asian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 23 (2017)
Author: Odile Ammann

international human rights law, including art. 2 and 8 echr . They also invoked art. 6(1) and 13 echr , and mentioned art. 34 echr . 2007 After the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy, and Communications ( detec ) declared their – thoroughly and carefully reasoned – application

In: Domestic Courts and the Interpretation of International Law
Author: Mary George

from Malaysia. While scheduled wastes are regulated by the Environmental Quality Regulations (Scheduled Waste) 2005, radioactive wastes fall under the jurisdiction of the Atomic Energy Licensing Board. The environmental risk management strategy for the nuclear waste has not been well worked out

In: Asian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 23 (2017)

and the Philippines, 1 as well as non-living resources that are essential for the energy needs of industrializing countries like China. 2 Situated at the center of South East Asia, Vietnam is a key stakeholder in maritime disputes over the South China Sea. Issues pertaining to the Law of the Sea are

In: Asian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 23 (2017)

-added products, backward energy-consuming technologies and high emissions to the environment. 7 Regarding environmental impacts from operation activities, while most of the fdi companies are aware of their obligation to comply with the environment regulations that requires them to prepare an Environmental

In: Asian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 23 (2017)