The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects

Freestone, D., Barnes, R. and Ong, D. M. (2006) The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects. Oxford University Press, pp. 1-504. ISBN 9780199299614

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The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) came into effect on November 16, 1994, more than ten years after it was concluded in December 1982, and after more than nine years of previous negotiations. There is no doubt that its conclusion represented an outstanding achievement of international law. The 320 Articles and 9 Annexes have been hailed as the modern constitution of the oceans, and the famous ‘package deal’ that it represented addressed many of the problematic issues that conventions had been unable to settle. It proclaimed a new agenda for the oceans, ocean regulation, and ocean space, with a number of innovative concepts such as exclusive economic zone, archipelagic status, and the deep seabed; it embraced new obligations, such as protection of the marine environment. This book offers a critical review of the LOSC and its relationship to, and interface with, the wide range of developments that have occurred since 1982.

This collection comprising contributions from leading experts reviews developments in the law of the sea since the adoption of the 1982 Convention.

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Keywords:International law, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, law of the sea
Subjects:M Law > M100 Law by area
M Law > M130 Public International Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:41374
Deposited On:21 Oct 2020 14:24

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