The Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions

Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes

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The Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions: Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes analyzes of the contemporary law of the sea and related areas of international law in Antarctica and the Arctic, with a particular focus upon the interaction of global and regional regimes.

The global component of the international law of the sea - principally the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea - applies to the entire marine domain in both polar regions but explicitly requires regional implementation or acknowledges its usefulness. This volume critically examines regional regimes for the Arctic and Antarctic on science, maritime security, fisheries and shipping by means of common research questions; thus enabling an overall synthesis and identification of trends, differences and similarities.
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Biographical Note

Erik J. Molenaar, Ph.D. (1998), Utrecht University, is senior researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), Utrecht University & Adjunct Professor, University of Tromsø and has published widely on the international law on fisheries, shipping and polar regions.

Alex G. Oude Elferink (Ph. D. (1994) Utrecht University, is the Deputy director at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), Utrecht University. He has published widely on the the international law of the sea including on maritime boundaries, the continental shelf and areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Donald R. Rothwell (Ph.D. 1995, University of Sydney), is Professor of International Law at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University. He has published widely on a range of topics in public international law, particularly the law of the sea, polar law, and international law within Australia.

Review Quote

"...this book in all respects stands out of the many polar-relevant books that have been published during the last year or so and I can issue an unfettered recommendation for this book!"
-Nikolas Sellheim, University of Lapland

Table of contents

Preface
Erik J. Molenaar, Alex G. Oude Elferink and Donald R. Rothwell

List of Abbreviations

List of Contributors

List of Figures and Tables

Table of Treaties

Table of Cases

Chapter 1: The Regional Implementation of the Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions
Alex G. Oude Elferink, Erik J. Molenaar and Donald R. Rothwell

Chapter 2: The Evolving Antarctic Treaty System: Implications of Accommodating Developments in the Law of the Sea
Shirley V. Scott

Chapter 3: The Developing Regional Regime for the Marine Arctic
Betsy Baker

Chapter 4: The Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf in the Polar Regions
Alex G. Oude Elferink

Chapter 5: Marine Protected Areas in the Arctic
Suzanne Lalonde

Chapter 6: Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean
Karen N. Scott

Chapter 7: Environmental Assessments in the Marine Areas of the Polar Regions
Robin Warner

Chapter 8: Migratory Species Conservation in Warming Polar Oceans, with Particular Reference to Seabirds
Arie Trouwborst

Chapter 9: International Regulation of Polar Shipping
Laura Boone

Chapter 10: Antarctic Fisheries Management
Andrew Serdy

Chapter 11: Arctic Fisheries Management
Erik J. Molenaar

Chapter 12: Marine Mammals in the Antarctic Treaty System
Joanna Mossop

Chapter 13: The Conservation and Utilization of Marine Mammals in the Arctic Region
Nigel Bankes

Chapter 14: Marine Scientific Research in the Antarctic Treaty System
René Lefeber

Chapter 15: Marine Scientific Research in the Arctic
Yoshinobu Takei

Chapter 16: Maritime Security in the Polar Regions
Donald R. Rothwell

Chapter 17: Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes: Trends and Prospects
Erik J. Molenaar, Donald R. Rothwell and Alex G. Oude Elferink

Index

Readership

All interested in the international law of the sea and its regional implementation in the context of the polar regions; international polar law, and the development of international regimes.

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