The Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations forms part of the Hague Academy of International Law, and operates under the authority of its managing board and within the framework of its teaching. The Centre was established to further in-depth research in the area of international law. The topic for 1990 was The Rights and Duties of Riparian States of International Rivers.
This book covers all existing International Conventions referring to both the law of the sea and maritime law.
It is a full and up to date list of signatures, ratifications and accessions of States and it contains a preliminary article explaining the significance of the different Conventions.
1994 Rhodes Papers, beginning with a foreword by Sir Robert Y. Jennings, member and former President of the International Court of Justice, offer a collection of contributions dealing with the negotiations and events leading to the entry into force of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The volume also includes contributions of key participants from the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, the subsequent work of the Preparatory Commission, and the Secretary-General's consultations adjusting Part XI of the convention. The collection is based on presentations made during the annual seminar of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy (University of Virginia School of Law), held in May 1994, at Rhodes, Greece. Topics include: UN efforts to adjust Part XI and perspectives thereon; legal effects of entry into force for parties and nonparties; consideration of the Convention by the U.S. Senate; and current fisheries issues in relation to the Convention.