Louis B. Sohn (1914-2006) was a U.S. delegate to the Third U.N. Conference on the Law of the Sea and a distinguished scholar and professor of law at Harvard, the University of Georgia, and George Washington University.
Professor John E. Noyes is the Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at California Western School of Law. He has written extensively about the law of the sea and other international law topics.
Professor Erik Franckx is Research Professor and President of the Department of International and European Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He has authored numerous writings on the law of the sea and serves as a law of the sea expert to several international organizations.
Professor Kristen Gustafson Juras is an associate professor at the University of Montana School of Law and has taught classes on the law of the sea at the Marco Polo Institute of Xiamen University in Xiamen, China.
Students and professionals throughout the world interested in the law of the sea, as well as employees of international, government, and non-government agencies who deal with law of the sea issues.
"The casebook is aimed primarily but not exclusively at the United States market, and can be unhesitatingly recommended to students and those who organise their courses there, but equally it is far from devoid of appeal for those teaching in other jurisdictions, who will find much in it that valuably supplements what the standard textbooks offer."
-Andrew Serdy, University of Southampton
Table of contents
Table of Figures
Table of Abbreviations
Table of Treaties and Other International Instruments
Table of Cases
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Freedom of the High Seas
Chapter 3: Nationality of Vessels
Chapter 4: Jurisdiction of the Flag State
Chapter 5: Baselines
Chapter 6: Maritime Delimitation
Chapter 7: Internal Waters and Ports
Chapter 8: Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, Straits, and Archipelagic Waters
Chapter 9: Exclusive Economic Zone
Chapter 10: Continental Shelf
Chapter 11: The Deep Seabed
Chapter 12: Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment .
Chapter 13: Conservation and Management of High Seas Living Resources
Chapter 14: Maritime Terrorism
Chapter 15: Settlement of Disputes