A number of rules of the international law governing the oceans were created at a time far removed from the challenges of the present day. The principle of the freedom of the high seas and its corollary of flag State exclusivity are archetypical examples of this. Today these rules may appear to be obstacles in the effort to combat a number of contemporary maritime threats such as migrant smuggling by sea. This study examines this multi-faceted threat to maritime security against the backdrop of the current international legal framework and State practice in order to establish whether this threat can be effectively addressed within the existing framework of the law of the sea.
Migrant Smuggling by Sea
This is the first comprehensive study on archipelagic regimes published since the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1982. The book traces the historical evolution of the archipelagic concept in international law and examines the definition of archipelagos and ...
Edited by James Crawford and Donald R. Rothwell
The volume surveys and discusses the range of current issues arising in the law of the sea from an Asian-Pacific perspective.
Edited by Donat Pharand and Umberto Leanza
This volume brings together the diverse legal experience of the two countries - Italy and Canada - resulting from the different geographic, political and economic conditions found in each. The first part deals with the delimitation of maritime boundaries, especially with respect to the ...
Christopher C. Joyner
In this fascinating treatment, Christopher C. Joyner undertakes the first serious examination of the intimate relationship between Antarctica and the law of the sea. Using Antarctica as a case study, Joyner probes large conceptual issues of ocean law and politics. He uses the intricate details ...
José A. de Yturriaga
After an introductory chapter concerning the definition of `Straits used for international navigation', the author examines in detail the evolution of the question in the years prior to the convening of UNCLOS-III, during the preparatory works of the Sea-Bed Committee and throughout the ...
Hiran W. Jayewardene
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