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Brill Research Perspectives in the Law of the Sea advances scholarship in the international law of the sea with a publication that combines analysis of theoretical and conceptual frameworks, recent thematic trends, contemporary judicial decisions, and recent state practice. The publication focuses not only on global developments but also on regional and -- where appropriate -- sub-regional developments and perspectives. All areas of the law of the sea are treated, including maritime zones, navigational rights and freedoms, resource management, maritime regulation and enforcement, marine environmental management, oceans governance, and dispute resolution. Particular attention is given to those analyses and developments that are at the forefront of the law of the sea, some of which may be at the intersection with other areas of international law.

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Sources, Applications, Paradigms
Author: Ralph Gillis
This work presents a new perspective on the role of States as reciprocal trustees for the Oceans Public Trust. The concept of the oceans and navigable waters as held in public trust is examined from its origins in the 17th century North Sea fisheries controversy with particular regard to the arguments by Selden and Grotius pertaining to State jurisdiction over oceans and marginal sea areas. Those arguments manifest an underlying common principle of navigational freedom reflected in the parallel public trust development of public rights to fishing and navigation as protected and preserved within the Royal Prerogative jus publicum. The significance for the modern context is that the 1958 Geneva Conventions on the Law of the Sea, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and a myriad of other conventions now evidence an unstated but patent public trust in the communal responsibility of States within both the conventional and customary regime of the high seas, as well as in regimes for territorial seas and marginal sea areas as shared with extended coastal State jurisdictions. This book is intended to serve as a reference work for this somewhat arcane source of the Oceans Public Trust, and should prove a useful research source for those who study law of the sea.

[German version] In Egypt and southern Mesopotamia navigation played a major role, especially in inland traffic but also in communication across the sea. In both countries, rivers and canals were the major traffic arteries that were even used by the gods on their mutual visits and by rulers on

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European navigation in the early modern period was tasked with ensuring that regular passages under sail from one harbor to another worldwide were conducted as reliably and safely as possible (Deep sea navigation) [7]. It was the responsibility of the captain, with the helmsman as his deputy. The

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Editor: Nilufer Oral
The international straits of the world have generated intense demands and claims since the advent of seafaring and the early development of the Law of the Sea. Demands of access and control over these intense spaces continues to implicate the power and wealth of nations and all oceans users. The contemporary normative straits regime is a product of customary law, and specialized and general conventions. The regime regulates the rights and duties of coastal states and vessels over these potential chokepoints and, owing to new demands, it is under enhanced stress. The post-9-11 security environment and the resurgence of piracy have elevated the defense demands of maritime powers and coastal States. Non-state actors, including private armies, have acquired an enhanced capability to limit access to straits. Environmental concerns have created an added dimension of complexity to these narrow shipping lanes where coastal States increasingly demand additional regulatory measures such as mandatory pilotage and designation of PSSAs. The emergence from the current global financial crisis depends upon global trade including petroleum shipping. Most of that trade moves through the restricted ship operating areas of densely trafficked straits. Thus the public order of the oceans depends upon international straits for navigation, power and wealth. At no point in history has the erosion or reinforcement of straits norms been more critical for the world community.

This is the key moment to re-launch the series, The International Straits of the World. Books in the series will present (1) studies of individual geographic straits, and (2) studies of straits grouped by shared functions and problems. The re-launched series will revise or rewrite certain previously published books that merit more contemporary appraisal and add new straits studies.