Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea, Second Edition

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This second edition of Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea has been updated to address significant developments that have occurred in the law of the sea since the publication of the first edition in 2004. The text compiles cases, treaties, U.N. documents, commentaries, and other teaching materials that systematically present law of the sea topics while placing those issues in the broader context of international law and international legal process. The book incorporates relevant historical materials alongside materials addressing more recent topics, such as port security, the depletion of fish stocks, and the operation of new international institutions. Extensive notes and discussion questions engage readers and enhance their understanding of the materials.

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Louis B. Sohn (1914-2006) was a U.S. delegate to the Third U.N. Conference on the Law of the Sea and a distinguished scholar and professor of law at Harvard, the University of Georgia, and George Washington University.

Professor John E. Noyes is the Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at California Western School of Law. He has written extensively about the law of the sea and other international law topics.

Professor Erik Franckx is Research Professor and President of the Department of International and European Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He has authored numerous writings on the law of the sea and serves as a law of the sea expert to several international organizations.

Professor Kristen Gustafson Juras is an associate professor at the University of Montana School of Law and has taught classes on the law of the sea at the Marco Polo Institute of Xiamen University in Xiamen, China.
"The casebook is aimed primarily but not exclusively at the United States market, and can be unhesitatingly recommended to students and those who organise their courses there, but equally it is far from devoid of appeal for those teaching in other jurisdictions, who will find much in it that valuably supplements what the standard textbooks offer."
-Andrew Serdy, University of Southampton
Table of Figures
Table of Abbreviations
Table of Treaties and Other International Instruments
Table of Cases

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Freedom of the High Seas

Chapter 3: Nationality of Vessels

Chapter 4: Jurisdiction of the Flag State

Chapter 5: Baselines

Chapter 6: Maritime Delimitation

Chapter 7: Internal Waters and Ports

Chapter 8: Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, Straits, and Archipelagic Waters

Chapter 9: Exclusive Economic Zone

Chapter 10: Continental Shelf

Chapter 11: The Deep Seabed

Chapter 12: Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment .

Chapter 13: Conservation and Management of High Seas Living Resources

Chapter 14: Maritime Terrorism

Chapter 15: Settlement of Disputes

Students and professionals throughout the world interested in the law of the sea, as well as employees of international, government, and non-government agencies who deal with law of the sea issues.