Making the Law of the Sea

Author: James Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496190
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The law of the sea is an important area of international law which must be able to adapt to the changing needs of the international community. Making the Law of the Sea examines how various international organizations have contributed to the development of this law and what kinds of instruments and law-making techniques have been used. Each chapter considers a different international institution - including the International Maritime Organization and the United Nations - and analyses its functions and powers. Important questions are posed about the law-making process, including what actors are involved and what procedures are followed. Potential problems for the development of the law of the sea are considered and solutions are proposed. In particular, James Harrison explores and evaluates the current methods employed by international institutions to coordinate their law-making activities in order to overcome fragmentation of the law-making process.

Jenseits der Menschenrechte

Author: Anne Peters
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161527494
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Grundthese des Buches ist, dass ein Paradigmenwechsel stattgefunden hat, der den Menschen zum primaren Volkerrechtssubjekt macht. Diese These wird vor dem Hintergrund der Ideengeschichte und Dogmatik der Volkerrechtspersonlichkeit des Menschen entfaltet und auf die Rechtspraxis in zahlreichen Teilrechtsgebieten, angefangen vom Recht der internationalen Verantwortung uber das Recht des bewaffneten Konflikts, das Recht der Katastrophenhilfe, das internationale Strafrecht, das internationale Umweltrecht, das Konsularrecht und das Recht des diplomatischen Schutzes, das internationale Arbeitsrecht, das Fluchtlingsrecht bis hin zum internationalen Investitionsschutzrecht gestutzt. Der neue Volkerrechtsstatus des Menschen wird mit dem Begriff des subjektiven internationalen Rechts auf den Punkt gebracht.

Shipping Interdiction and the Law of the Sea

Author: Douglas Guilfoyle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521760194
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In this comparative study of shipping interdiction, Douglas Guilfoyle considers the State action of stopping, searching and arresting foreign flag vessels and crew on the high seas in cases such as piracy, slavery, drug smuggling, fisheries management, migrant smuggling, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and maritime terrorism. Interdiction raises important questions of jurisdiction, including: how permission to board a foreign vessel is obtained; whether boarding State or flag State law applies during the interdiction (or whether both apply); and which State has jurisdiction to prosecute any crimes discovered. Rules on the use of force and protection of human rights, compensation for wrongful interdiction and the status of boarding State officers under flag State law are also examined. A unified and practical view is taken of the law applicable across existing interdiction regimes based on an extensive survey of state practice.

Dispute Settlement in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Author: Natalie Klein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139442534
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The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is one of the most important constitutive instruments in international law. Not only does this treaty regulate the uses of the world's largest resource, but it also contains a mandatory dispute settlement system - an unusual phenomenon in international law. While some scholars have lauded this development as a significant achievement, others have been highly sceptical of its comprehensiveness and effectiveness. This book explores whether a compulsory dispute settlement mechanism is necessary for the regulation of the oceans under the Convention. The requisite role of dispute settlement in the Convention is determined through an assessment of its relationship to the substantive provisions. Klein firstly describes the dispute settlement procedure in the Convention. She then takes each of the issue areas subject to limitations or exceptions to compulsory procedures entailing binding decisions, and analyses the interrelationship between the substantive and procedural rules.

The Changing International Law of High Seas Fisheries

Author: Francisco Orrego Vicuña
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521641937
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This book examines the international law of high seas fisheries in the light of the negotiations of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, the State and international practice that followed and its influence on the 1995 Straddling Stocks Agreement. This Agreement and related developments are discussed in detail, particularly in terms of the interactions with the Exclusive Economic Zone and the introduction of environmental perspectives that have led to major conceptual changes in the legal approach to fisheries and practical solutions in the field.

Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law

Author: Randall S. Abate
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199368740
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Ocean and coastal law has grown rapidly in the past three decades as a specialty area within natural resources law and environmental law. This book unites the two worlds of climate change regulation and ocean and coastal management. It raises important questions about whether and how ocean and coastal law will respond to the regulatory challenges that climate change presents to resources in the oceans and coasts of the United States and the world.

International Law and the Arctic

Author: Michael Byers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107042755
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Sets out the international law relevant to the Arctic, from indigenous peoples to environmental protection to oil and gas exploration.

Conflict of Norms in Public International Law

Author: Joost Pauwelyn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139436908
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One of the most prominent and urgent problems in international governance is how the different branches and norms of international law interact and what to do in the event of conflict. With no single 'international legislator' and a multitude of states, international organisations and tribunals making and enforcing the law, the international legal system is decentralised. This leads to a wide variety of international norms, ranging from customary international law and general principles of law, to multilateral and bilateral treaties on trade, the environment, human rights, the law of the sea, etc. Pauwelyn provides a framework on how these different norms interact, focusing on the relationship between the law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other rules of international law. He also examines the hierarchy of norms within the WTO treaty. His recurring theme is how to marry trade and non-trade rules, or economic and non-economic objectives at the international level.

Staat und V lkerrechtsordnung

Author: Kay Hailbronner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642740923
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Die Festschrift enthält 51 Beiträge zu Grundfragen und aktuellen Fragen des Staatsrechts, des Völkerrechts und des Europäischen Gemeinschaftsrechts und dabei insbesondere zu jenen Bereichen, in denen sich nationales und internationales Recht berühren und gegenseitig beeinflussen. Die Autoren der Festschrift ehren mit ihren Beiträgen Professor Karl Doehring, langjähriger Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Staats- und Völkerrecht der Universität Heidelberg, wissenschaftliches Mitglied und Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht und Mitglied des Institut de Droit International. Die Beiträge behandeln u.a. die folgenden Bereiche: Die Wirkungen der Entscheidungen internationaler Menschenrechtsinstitutionen; Fragen des internationalen und europäischen Umweltschutzes und die Umsetzung in nationales Recht; Streitbeilegung im multilateralen Wirtschaftsrecht; Fragen des Asyl- und Ausländerrechts; Staatsangehörigkeit im geteilten Deutschland; Dogmatik der Grundrechte und Grundpflichten; Gewissensfreiheit und Rechtsgehorsam; Verfassung und einseitige völkerrechtliche Akte; Verfassung und Einsatz der Streitkräfte; Kriegsverhütung durch Völkerrecht; Bekämpfung des internationalen Terrorismus.