For nearly forty years, The law of the sea has been regarded as an authoritative and standard work on the subject, combining detailed analysis and relevant, practical examples with a clear and engaging style. Completely revised and updated, this new edition will be a vital resource for anyone with an interest in maritime affairs.
The Law of the Sea provides a rigorous analysis of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the many other legal instruments that regulate human activities at sea, as well as taking full account of the numerous decisions of international courts and tribunals in recent years. It also traces the historical background to the law and its broader political, economic and environmental context. The new edition includes substantially expanded coverage of contemporary threats faced by the marine environment from human activities, such as the loss of marine biodiversity, the effects of climate change on the oceans and the vast amounts of plastic polluting the sea.
The Law of the Sea is written by three highly qualified authors, drawing on their extensive experience of teaching and researching the law of the sea, as well as their practical experience in advising governments and acting as counsel and arbitrators in international litigation.
Table of cases
Table of treaties
3 Internal waters
4 The territorial sea
6 The legal regime of archipelagic waters
7 The contiguous zone
8 The continental shelf
9 The exclusive economic zone
10 The delimitation of maritime boundaries
11 The high seas
12 The international seabed area
13 Safety of navigation
14 The international regime governing marine fisheries
15 Protection of the marine environment: an introduction
16 Protection of the marine environment: controlling marine pollution
17 Protection of the marine environment: conserving marine biodiversity
18 The international legal regime for marine scientific research
19 The transfer of marine technology
20 Landlocked States and the law of the sea
21 Settlement of disputes
Robin Churchill is an Emeritus Professor of International Law at the University of Dundee. Vaughan Lowe QC is an Emeritus Professor of International Law at the University of Oxford. Amy Sander is a barrister at Essex Court Chambers