International Law and Sea Level Rise

Report of the International Law Association Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise

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This book contains the final version of the 2018 Report of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise, as well as the related ILA Resolutions 5/2018 and 6/2018, both as adopted by the ILA at its 78th Biennial Conference, held in Sydney, Australia, 19–24 August 2018. In Part I of the Report, key information about the establishment of the Committee, its mandate and its work so far is presented. Part II of the Report addresses key law of the sea issues through a study of possible impacts of sea level rise and their implications under international law regarding maritime limits lawfully determined by the coastal States, and the agreed or adjudicated maritime boundaries. Part III of the Report addresses international law provisions, principles and frameworks for the protection of persons displaced in the context of sea level rise.

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Biographical Note

Davor Vidas is Research Professor in International Law and Director of the Law of the Sea Programme at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, and Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment at the University of Leicester, UK. At the International Law Association (ILA) he initiated, and is the Chair of, the ILA Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise.
David Freestone is a Visiting Scholar and Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School and Executive Secretary of the Sargasso Sea Commission. Within the International Law Association (ILA), he is Co-Rapporteur of the Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise.
Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales, Australia. From 2012 to 2018, Professor McAdam served as a Co-Rapporteur on the ILA Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise.

Table of contents

International Law and Sea Level Rise: Report of the International Law Association Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise
Davor Vidas, David Freestone, and Jane McAdam

Abstract
Keywords
 International Law Association Sydney Conference (2018): International Law and Sea Level Rise
 Part I: Background
 Part II: Law of the Sea Issues
 Part III: Sydney Declaration of Principles on the Protection of Persons Displaced in the Context of Sea Level Rise
 Annexes
 Acknowledgments
References
Editors’ Biographical Notes

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Institutes, academic libraries, foreign government ministries, practitioners and researchers on the law of the sea.

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