Reflections on the Contemporary Law of the Sea

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Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Jan 20, 2012 - Law - 211 pages
"Reflections on the Contemporary Law of the Sea" describes the development and the present state of this important field of international law, particularly in light of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, while also drawing attention to some of the current problems facing the international community. Specifically, the book deals with the principle of the common heritage of mankind, the situation of landlocked States, the resurgence of piracy, terrorism at sea, the role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the waning freedom of the seas. It provides new insights on certain aspects of these topics and is of interest for the entire law of the sea community, including law students in particular.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Chapter Two The Development of the Modern Law of the Sea
5
Chapter Three The Principle of the Common Heritage of Mankind
31
Chapter Four The Landlocked States and the Law of the Sea
49
Chapter Five The Resurgence of Piracy
69
Chapter Six Terrorism at Sea
103
Chapter Seven The International Tribunal for the Law of the SeaITLOS
123
Chapter Eight The Waning Freedom of the Seas
159
Chapter Nine Conclusion
181
Bibliography
187
Index
203
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Helmut Tuerk is a former Ambassador and Legal Advisor of the Austrian Foreign Ministry. He is a judge and a former Vice-President of ITLOS, and the author of numerous publications in the field of international law, in particular the law of the sea.

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