The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention at 30

Successes, Challenges and New Agendas

Editor: David Freestone
The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention at 30: Successes, Challenges and New Agendas offers twenty essays by renowned Law of the Sea scholars, published to mark the 30th Anniversary of the adoption of the 1982 UN
Convention on the Law of the Sea. The book highlights some of the strengths of the legal regime established by the Convention, and reviews some of the more significant lacunae in the Convention regime. Recognizing the
significant changes that have taken place in scientific knowledge and political agendas in the thirty years since 1982, it reviews the challenges that these new agendas pose to the Convention regime.
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Biographical Note

David Freestone is founding editor of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law. He is former Deputy General Counsel/Senior Adviser at the World Bank. He holds an LLD from the University of Hull, where he was Professor of International Law.

Table of contents

Introduction: The Law of the Sea Convention at 30: Successes, Challenges and New Agendas
David Freestone

The Functions and Role of the United Nations Secretariat in Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Serguei Tarassenko and Ilaria Tani

The LOSC Framework for Maritime Jurisdiction and Enforcement 30 Years On
Tim Stephens and Donald R. Rothwell

The European Union and Law of the Sea Convention at the Age of 30
Ronán Long

Departures from the Coast: Trends in the Application of Territorial Sea Baselines under the Law of the Sea Convention
Clive Schofield

The Common Heritage of Mankind
Michael W. Lodge

The Continental Shelf Regime in the Law of the Sea Convention: A Reflection on the First Thirty Years
Ted L. McDorman

The Law of the Sea Convention and Underwater Cultural Heritage
Tullio Scovazzi

The Persistence of a Concept: Maximum Sustainable Yield
Ellen Hey

Precaution and the Protection of Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction
Rosemary Rayfuse

Fisheries Jurisdiction under the Law of the Sea Convention: Rights and Obligations in Maritime Zones under the Sovereignty of Coastal States
Martin Tsamenyi and Quentin Hanich

Military Activities in the Exclusive Economic Zones of Foreign Coastal States
Moritaka Hayashi

Marine Scientific Research: Its Potential Contribution to Achieving Responsible High Seas Governance
Philomène Verlaan

The Persisting Problem of Non-compliance with the Law of the Sea Convention: Disorder in the Oceans
Robin Churchill

Fisheries Data and the Law of the Sea Convention
W.R. Edeson

Law of the Sea Perspectives on Climate Change
Alan Boyle

Challenges to Protecting the Marine Environment beyond National Jurisdiction
Kristina M. Gjerde

Conservation on the High Seas: Developing the Concept of the High Seas Marine Protected Areas
Karen N. Scott

The Law of the Sea Convention and the Integrated Regulation of the Oceans
Richard Barnes

The Law of the Sea Convention: No Place for Persons?
Irini Papanicolopulu

Was it Worth the Effort?
Vaughan Lowe

Readership

Students, diplomats, practitioners and scholars interested in International Law and the Law of the Sea, and all serious law libraries.

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