– although size may correlate to the availability of water, food, living space, and resources for an economic life – size cannot be dispositive of a feature’s status as a fully entitled island or rock and is not, on its own, a relevant factor. As noted by the International Court of Justice in Territorial
, must be integrated into global logistic[s] chains. An efficient port requires not only adequate infrastructure, superstructure and equipment but also good communications and especially a dedicated and skilled management team with amotivated and trained work force. 1 This long and comprehensive
protection of the resources of the sea, living as well as mineral;
to contribute to detente and a policy of appeasement in order to reach a new global agreement on a new law of the sea;
to mediate whenever there seemed to be a deadlocked situation in the negotiations, both in the un
, threatened or endangered species and other forms of marine life.” Article 197 further obliges States to “cooperate on a global basis and, as appropriate, on a regional basis, directly or through competent international organizations, in formulating and elaborating international rules, standards and
given new life by the un General Assembly at nearly the end of the decade.
Reflecting anew on the era of uncertainty in the 1960s provides us with a benchmark that will underline the enormous magnitude of changes in the geopolitics of the marine economy, oceans science and technology, and the legal
in the best interests of the person concerned, be motivated by a desire to bring about his death”. This means, in other words, that the notion of “best interests” relates to the beneﬁts and burdens of the treatment itself (and may eventually jus- tify the withholding or withdrawal of life
its work for the promotion of sustainable whaling based on the best scientific evidence available.
The resolution was rejected by a vote of 27 in favor, 41 against, with 2 abstentions. Japan’s decision to withdraw from the icrw appears to be more politically motivated than commercially driven
concerned with an assured right of free access to the sea. Without this right, no other rights, such as navigation, explo- ration or exploitation of the living and non-living resources of the sea, can be exer- cised. This is why, before assessing marine fishery rights, a short look at the other rights of
motivated provision should be utilized to justify a disproportionate harvesting of living marine resources. 132 The equitability of ocean-range use as an international resource as between ranching and non- ranching states might then need to be reconsidered.133 For the present, however, that potential
enclaves the maritime zones of a number of Australian islands, it creates what might be described as a joint development zone (JDZ),3 which seeks, amongst other things, to protect the rights and traditional way of life of the people of the region. Thirdly, within the area in which the Treaty applies is