Freedom of Seas, Passage Rights and the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention

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Freedom of the seas and passage rights is a highly topical subject for the international community that cuts across a broad spectrum of scholarly disciplines and maritime operations. The contents of the book include in-depth analysis of current international and regional approaches to freedom of navigation, transit passage through straits used for international navigation, archipelagic sea lanes passage, scientific research and hydrographic surveys in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), military surveys in the EEZ, as well as vessel source pollution and protection of the marine environment. Many of the chapters describe measures in place at multilateral and regional levels to improve information sharing and operational coordination. This collection will especially appeal to those concerned with freedom of the seas and passage rights. The CD accompanying the volume includes important documents such as the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as well many PowerPoint presentations delivered at the conference. It also includes a draft index to the multi-volume series United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982: A Commentary.
This book contains the edited papers and associated documents from the 32nd annual Virginia conference held in Singapore, January 9-10, 2008. Presentations were delivered by government officials, senior naval and coast guard commanders as well as by leading jurists and academics with impressive expertise in the law of the sea.
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“As a whole, this book discusses the key issues, criticisms and challenges in terms of the definition, application, compliance and enforcement of UNCLOS when dealing with passage regimes, activities in the EEZ and protection of the marine environment.”

Haiwen Zhang Ocean Yearbook 24

Table of contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
WELCOMING REMARKS
Dean Barry Desker; Professor John Norton Moore; H.E. Patricia L. Herbold
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
Navigational Freedom and Other Contemporary Oceans Issues, S. Jayakumar
The South China Sea: the Long Road Towards Peace and Cooperation, Hasjim Djalal
1. BACKGROUND ON THE FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION
John Norton Moore, Moderator
Remarks on the Legal Status of the Exclusive Economic Zone, Tommy T. B. Koh
An Introduction to the Regime of Passage Through Straits Used for International Navigation and Through Archipelagic Waters, Satya N. Nandan
Remarks on the Concept of “Freedom of Navigation”, Hasjim Djalal
Freedom of Navigation and Navies [Abstract & PowerPoint only] Nora Tyson
Freedom of Navigation: New Challenges, Rüdiger Wolfrum
Comments and Q & A.
2. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYS IN THE EEZ
Barbara Moore, Moderator
Hydrographic Surveying and Marine Scientific Research in Exclusive Economic Zones, Sam Bateman
Regulating Marine Biodiscovery in Sea Areas Under Coastal State Jurisdiction, Ronán Long
Marine Data Collection: Methods and the Law, J. Ashley Roach
Marine Scientific Research and Hydrographic Survey in the EEZs: Closing Up the Legal Loopholes? Guifang “Julia” Xue
Comments and Q & A.
3. MILITARY ACTIVITIES IN THE EEZ
Myron H. Nordquist, Moderator
Military Activities in and over the Exclusive Economic Zone Raul “Pete” Pedrozo
Military Activity in the EEZ: Exclusive or Excluded Right? Alexander S. Skaridov
China and the Law of the Sea, Zhiguo Ga
Comments and Q & A.
4. TRANSIT PASSAGE THROUGH STRAITS USED FOR INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION
Mary Seet-Cheng, Moderator
PSSAs and the Jurisdiction of Coastal States over Ship-Source Pollution in the EEZ and in Straits used for International Navigation, Robert Beckman
Compulsory Pilotage in the Torres Strait, Patrick J. Neher
Transit Passage and Users’ Contributions to the Safety of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, Hiroshi Terashima
Comments and Q & A.
5. ARCHIPELAGIC SEA LANES PASSAGE
Sir Michael Wood, Moderator
Archipelagic Sea Lanes Passage Designation: The Indonesian Experience, Arif Havas Oegroseno
Archipelagic Sea Lanes Passage and the Philippines Situation, Alberto A. Encomienda
Navigation Through Archipelagos: Current State Practice, Martin Tsamenyi, Clive Schofield, & Ben Milligan
Comments and Q & A.
6. VESSEL SOURCE POLLUTION AND PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Chao Hick Tin, Moderator
Vessel Source Pollution and Protection of the Marine Environment, Capt. Charles D. Michel;
Vessel Source Pollution and Protection of the Marine Environment in the Taiwan Strait, Kuen-Chen Fu
IMO, ICS and Environmental Compliance, Peter Hinchliffe
Comments and Q & A.
7. NON-FLAG STATE ENFORCEMENT AND PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Gudmundur Eiriksson, Moderator
Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas and the Law of the Sea, James Kraska
Protecting the Marine Environment: Non-Flag State Enforcement and IUU Fishing, Rosemary Rayfuse
Comments and Q & A.
EDITORS’ SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
Navies and Maritime Security: A Republic of Singapore Navy Perspective, Submitted by Dexter ChiaCombating Piracy and Armed Robbery in Asia: Boosting ReCAAP’s Role, Joshua Ho.
CD TABLE OF CONTENTS
The CD features the color Microsoft PowerPoint presentations given at the conference, biographies of the moderators and panelists, and a limited selection of relevant law of the sea documents and reports.

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