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J. Ashley Roach and Robert W. Smith

Now in a third, revised edition, Excessive Maritime Claims by J. Ashley Roach and Robert W. Smith is designed for law of the sea and maritime law specialists. The book draws on published governmental material in the public domain, specifically the U.S., and addresses recent progress in maritime security, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by sea, piracy, and protection of underwater cultural heritage.

As a result of significant developments in the law of the sea, primarily with reference to the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, Excessive Maritime Claims provides up to date coverage of current affairs as well as introduce new topics such as: submarine cables, polar areas, environmental protection, sovereign immunity and sunken ships, and maritime law enforcement.

Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

A Study of U.S. Law, Chinese Law and International Conventions

Xia Chen

Limitation of liability for maritime claims is an important system for the shipping industry. The original rationale for such a system was to encourage the shipping enterprise. However, in our today's much changed world, the system has been under severe attack and has been described as `hopelessly anachronistic'. Yet, the debate over repeal or retention of the system is far from settled.
This book traces the history and development of limitation law around the world. It compares various limitation laws in operation under different legal regimes. In particular, it analytically scrutinizes the limitation systems under U.S. law, Chinese law and international conventions. It explores the possibility of international uniformity of maritime limitation law and points out that complete uniformity will not be achieved unless the United States joins the international community. It concludes that although there is a need for reform of the system, limitation of liability for maritime claims is here to stay.
This book also thoroughly examines the limitation system under the Chinese legal regime through comparison with U.S. law and in the context of international conventions. Both practitioners and academic scholars will find this book helpful in understanding Chinese law in general and Chinese maritime limitation of liability in particular.

Robert C. Beckman and Clive H. Schofield

management mechanisms has, however, been the question of precisely where such joint zones should be located. This issue has been made especially problematic because of the lack of clarity in the maritime claims of the parties. This article seeks to address this central, problematic issue and offers a

Norman A. Martínez Gutiérrez

1. Introduction The concept of limitation of liability allows the shipowner to limit his financial exposure for maritime claims up to a maximum sum regardless of the actual amount of the claims brought against him. The concept is now deeply entrenched in the maritime industry and may be found

Climate Change and Changing Coasts

Geophysical and Jurisdictional Implications of Sea Level Rise for Pacific Island States

Clive Schofield

responsibility for ocean spaces greater in area than the surface of the Moon. Both the land that makes up these States and territories and the maritime areas associated with them are threatened by sea level rise. figure 1 Maritime Claims and Boundaries in the South Pacific Region ( source: andi arsana

Clive Schofield and Richard Schofield

extension of maritime claims further and further offshore. This, in turn, stimulated urgent consideration of the possession and role of small insular features, including lte s and artificial islands, in advancing claims to broad areas of potentially highly valuable continental shelf beyond territorial sea

Maritime Claims in the Arctic

Canadian and Russian Perspectives

Erik Franckx

With the fundamental changes which occurred in the political structure of Europe, and improved East--West relations in general, the Arctic has increasingly become the focal point of international attention during the last few years. Scientific research and environmental protection are areas which have already witnessed some form of international cooperation in the area. With this particular evolution in mind, a new look at the legal regime of navigation in the Arctic seems to be justified.
While several other countries border on the Arctic, Canada and Russia have the most extensive shorelines and have shown keen interest in ensuring that their proper share of this area is not encroached by other countries. This book is thus generally restricted to an examination of the maritime boundaries that these states are claiming, and the extent to which other states have recognized them. It also explores the need for greater international cooperation in this area, not only between the two main contenders but also with other countries that have shown a special interest in Arctic navigation and in the exploitation of resources of this area.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR MARITIME CLAIMS A STUDY OF U.S. LAW, CHINESE LAW AND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS Limitation o f liability f o r maritime claims is an important system f o r the shipping industry. The o r i g i n a l rationale f o r such a system was to encourage the shipping

Clive Schofield

May Tan-Mullins Department of Geography, Durham University, United Kingdom INTRODUCTION The Gulf of Thailand is host to a complex mosaic of maritime claims. These include lengthy and highly questionable straight baseline claims and claims based on alleged historic rights. Physically, the Gulf is a

THE STATES PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION, HAVING RECOGNIZED the desirability of determining by agreement certain uniform rules relating to the limitation of liability for maritime claims, HAVE DECIDED to conclude a Convention for this purpose and have thereto agreed as follows: CHAPTER 1. THE RIGHT