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A New Law of the Sea for the Caribbean: An Examination of Marine Law and Policy Issues in the Lesser Antilles
Edgar Gold, ed.
Call Number: KC260.N48 1988
ISBN: 3540968059
Publication Date: 1988
In 1982 the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was signed by a number of countries. For many smaller countries, such as the island states of the Caribbean, the significance of this major law reform movement became apparent in terms of expanded economic benefits, e.g., expanded fishery resources and offshore energy supplies. However, the responsibilities of expanded ocean jurisdiction also became apparent, as did the geopolitical controversies surrounding it. This new volume in the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies presents the reader with the results and synthesis of a major study undertaken by the Ocean Studies Programme of Dalhousie University in the Eastern Caribbean on the New Law of the Sea with special attention to marine pollution, coastal zone management, international law, marine transportation, maritime boundary delineation and ocean development.


Strengthening Acceptance and Implementation of Maritime Treaties and International Environmental Law Obligations in OECS Member States: Treaty Guide, Case Studies and Workshop Proceedings
Winston Anderson, Erin Rankin & David VanderZwaag, eds.
Call Number: KC260.S77 1999
ISBN:  0770323626
Publication Date:1999
This volume is the outcome of a three-year Sustainable Oceans Governance Programme which had as its main goals to increase regional understanding of international maritime and environmental responsibilities and challenges and to help bridge the gap between treaty ‘paper’ exercises and national adoption and implementation practices. Part One will feature the marine and environmental treaty guide for OECS Member States which reviews 16 major international maritime and environmental treaties and documents the status of acceptance among OECS Member States. Part Two takes focus on a case study review of four OECS countries to evaluate the status of acceptance and implementation of international maritime/environmental agreements in domestic law. Part Three is a workshop report on OECS/OIC Workshop on Strengthening Acceptance and Implementation of Maritime Treaties and International Environmental Law Obligations in the OECS Member States. The workshop was organized to discuss the findings of the first two initiatives, as well as to promote understanding of maritime treaties and environmental law obligations in the Member States of the OECS.


Selected Contemporary Issues in the Law of the Sea
Clive R. Symmons, ed.
Call Number: KC260.S34 2011
ISBN: 9789004184022
Publication Date: 2011
The chapters in this volume are based on papers given at a conference held in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, in June 2010, under the title of “Current Problematic Issues in the Law of the Sea”. Drawing on papers presented at the conference, this book provides a cohesive discussion on various challenges involved with the law of the sea. The book is divided into four parts, where international experts examined topics pertaining to: 1. the certain legal questions relating to straight baselines and ‘non-natural basepoints’ in the law of the sea; 2. problems of exercise of jurisdiction in international waters including human rights considerations and conflicting uses of the EEZ and residual high sea freedoms; 3. jurisdictional and definitional problems relating to the law of piracy jure gentium in the 21st century; and outer limits of the continental shelf: recent practice and potential problems relating to submissions to the CLCS in instances where regional maritime/land boundary disputes exist or third state representations are made to the CLCS or where differences arise between the CLCS and a submitting state. At the appendices, the reader will notice a tabulation of continental shelf submissions, third-party reactions and their disposition by the CLCS, and statements of preliminary information.


Shipping, Law and the Marine Environment in the 21st Century: Emerging Challenges for the Law of the Sea - Legal Implications and Liabilities
Richard Caddell and Rhidian Thomas, eds.
Call Number: KC260.S56 2013
ISBN: 9780953940349
Publication Date: 2013
This book brings together detailed papers on how the international Law of the Sea is evolving due to developing technologies, modern shipping and exploitation of marine resources. Conflicting uses of the oceans, threats to the marine environment and new navigational controls are all examined by experts in the fields of the law of salvage, Artic passage, piracy, and protected marine areas. The chapters of this volume includes the future of navigation in ice-covered areas: a view from the arctic; international straits, compulsory pilotage and the protection of the marine environment; the growing establishment of high seas marine protected areas: implication for shipping; shipping and the conservation of marine biodiversity: legal responses to vessel-strikes of marine mammals; ballast water management: regulatory challenges and opportunities; marine salvage and the environment: developments, problems and prospects; dealing with marine emergencies in the United Kingdom: the role of the SOSREP; the deepwater horizon disaster: the regulatory response in the United Kingdom and Europe; scrapping of vessels and offshore installations: regulation and liability; the use of the sea for wind energy projects; the emerging international regulations of carbon storage in sub-seabed geological formations; pipelines and protected sea areas; protection of the underwater cultural heritage; and emerging threats to shipping security: the evolution of legal norms.


The Legal Determination of International Maritime Boundaries
Gerard J. Tanja
Call Number: KC260.T36 1990
ISBN: 9065444785
Publication Date: 1990
The legal determination of international maritime boundaries for ‘resource-related’ zones has become one of the most controversial issues in the contemporary international law of the sea. As a result of the increasing practice among States to claim 200-mile zones, these delimitation processes have demonstrated that vital geo-political, economic and security aspects are involved. As these conflicting interests may have profound effects on the overall relations between States, the need for a satisfactory legal framework is obvious. in order to analyse the principles and rules which within this legal framework, the author examines relevant developments in state practices, case law and doctrine up to 1990. More than 150 delimitation agreements concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf, Exclusive Fishery Zone and Exclusive Economic Zone are discussed; case law has been meticulously examined. The comprehensive approach has resulted in a general textbook on maritime delimitation law which takes account of the most recent trends in actual practice and jurisprudence.


The Legal Order of the Oceans: Basic Documents on Law of the Sea
Vaughan Lowe and Stefan Talmon, eds.
Call Number: KC260.L432 2009
ISBN: 9781841138237
Publication Date: 2009
This compendium of documents brings together the essential documents needed to gain a thorough knowledge of the laws of the sea. This collection integrates documents of the International Maritime Organization, or regional fisheries organizations, security related documents, treaties concerning resource exploitation, environmental protection measures and much more, into the framework created by the Law of the Sea Convention. This book is aimed at teachers and practitioners in the area and can be used as a class room companion for law of the sea courses.





Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea
Natalie Klein
Call Number: KC260.K54 2011
ISBN: 9780199566532
Publication Date: 2011
Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea examines the rights and duties of states across a broad spectrum of maritime security threats. It provides comprehensive coverage of the different dimensions of maritime security in order to assess how responses to maritime security concerns are, and should be, shaping the law of the sea. The discussion canvasses passage of military vessels and military activities at sea, law enforcement activities across the different maritime zones, information sharing and intelligence gathering, as well as armed conflict and naval warfare. In doing so, this book not only addresses traditional security concerns for naval power but also examines responses to contemporary maritime security threats, such as terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, piracy, drug-trafficking, environmental damage and illegal fishing.


Law, Technology and Science for Oceans in Globalisation: IUU Fishing, Oil Pollution, Bioprospecting, Outer Continental Shelf
Vidas, Davor, ed.
Call Number: KC260.L3 2010
ISBN: 9789004180406
Publication Date: 2010
Thirty-four experts on marine affairs and the law of the sea, from six continents, examine the emerging challenges for our World Ocean. The accumulating consequences of human activities on the seas indicate that the Earth may already have entered a new epoch, the Anthropocene, dominated by the human impact. This volume analyses developments in the interface of law, technology and science in some central law-of-the-sea issue areas. These are explored systematically in sections on the World Ocean in the Anthropocene epoch (Part I); combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (Part II); combating illegal oil spills from ships (Part III); marine genetic resources and bioprospecting (Part IV); and the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines (Part V).



Maritime Law
Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop & Hugh Kindred
Call Number: KC260.G63 2003
ISBN: 1-55221-086-3
Publication Date: 2003
Authors Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop, and Hugh Kindred have written the first general treatment of Canadian maritime law to be published since 1916. This comprehensive text covers the whole of modern shipping law, including admiralty jurisdiction and procedure; ownership and registration of ships; maritime mortgage and liens; insurance; carriage of goods and passengers; pilotage and towage; salvage and wreckage; environmental issues; and limitation of liability. The work provides insight into the Canadian experience and practice in this field and will appeal to legal practitioners, marine insurers, government officials, students and all others concerned with the regulation of the shipping and boating industries. It includes discussion of important differences between Canadian and US and UK maritime law.


Cases and Materials on the Carriage of Goods by Sea
Martin Dockray
Call Number: KN337.D62 1998
ISBN: 1859413463
Publication Date: 1998
Together with commentary, this work offers an up-to-date collection of cases and materials dealing with the English laws of the carriage of goods by sea. It begins by examining the basic obligation of a sea carrier including the important implied duties to provide a sea-worthy ship and not to deviate from the contractual route. The book then covers the major areas of voyage charters, time charters and bills of lading, as well as such matters as responsibility, exclusion and limitation of liability. It also provides a collection of legislative material and standard form contracts.





Future Challenges for the Port and Shipping Sector
Hilde Meersman, Eddy Voorde & Thierry Vanelslander, eds.
Call Number: KN336.F87 2009
ISBN: 9781843117711
Publication Date: 2009
Future Challenges for the Port and Shipping Sector discusses the issues that most influence the future of the maritime and port industries. Important topics covered in this book include: maritime trade, future trade flows, evolutions in international trade, shipping capacity and demand; developments in ship construction and their economic consequences Future developments in ports: technology and economics; the future role of port authorities; the future development in ports; financial developments. This book looks at shipping from a holistic point of view and will be especially compelling in these challenging times.






Arnould's Law of Marine Insurance and Average, Nineteenth Edition
Jonathan Gilman et al
Call Number: KN336.A78 2018
ISBN: 9780414062979
Publication Date: 2018
Arnould Law of Marine Insurance explains the form, contents and construction of marine insurance policies, and the procedures and evidence required in bringing a case. The 19th edition includes extensive analysis and incorporation of the impact of the Insurance Act 2015 on all matters pertaining to marine insurance. The new edition: - Covers changes the impact of the Insurance Act 2015 and the Enterprise Act 2016, including: Exceptions are introduced to the duty of fair representation New remedies are introduced for non-disclosure Changes are made to the effect of a breach of warranty The Act codifies the case law relating to fraudulent claims Transparency requirements are changed in line with the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012 Facilitates the coming into force of the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010- Includes new chapter covering the enactment of the 2012 Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012 - Includes new chapter dealing with the subject of contracting out from the 2015 Act - Covers significant cases decided since the 18th edition, including: The DC Merwestone Illegality defence in Bilta v Nazir and Patel v Mirza Constructive total loss in The Brillante Virtuoso General average in the Lehmann Timber and The Lonchamp Court of Appeal decision on The Renos Ocean Victory and rights of subrogation in cases of co-insurance.


The Law of Caribbean Marine Pollution
Winston Anderson
Call Number: KN97.74.A52 1997
ISBN: 9789041106629
Publication Date: 1997
The increasing threat of pollution of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico necessitates the adoption of coping measures in the wider Caribbean. In the context of examining the internal workings of UNEP's environmental programme in the region, the Law of Caribbean Marine Pollution provides a lucid account of measures adopted to date and those that remain urgently needed, with a view toward referencing the laws of all of the countries of the wider Caribbean. Written by a law lecturer at the University of the West Indies, this book clearly sets out the legal framework governing the measures needed to address the kinds of pollution problems that may threaten sustainable development in the Caribbean. It looks at prevention per se, responsibilities and rights during pollution emergencies, and law governing liability and compensation, all from a global, regional, and national perspective. It is therefore an unmatched resource for Caribbean policy makers, providers of institutional support, Caribbean environmental law students and practitioners, and all those interested in evaluating regional solutions to developmental problems.


International Maritime Boundaries
Jonathan I. Charney & Lewis M. Alexander, eds.
Call Number: KC144.1.I58 1993
ISBN: 9780792311874
Publication Date: 1993
This is the ultimate guide to international maritime boundaries. Its unique practical features include: systematic examination of all international maritime boundaries worldwide; comprehensive coverage, including the text of every modern boundary agreement; descriptions of judicially-established boundaries; maps and detailed analyses of those boundaries; expert papers examining the status of maritime boundary delimitations in each of the ten regions of the world; papers from a global perspective analyzing key issues in maritime boundary theory and practise. These features make International Maritime Boundaries an unmatched comprehensive, accessible resource in the field.


Marine Pollution and International Law: Principles and Practice
Douglas Brubaker
Call Number: KC269.B78 1993
ISBN: 9781852932732
Publication Date: 1993
This is a detailed and fully documented examination of international law relating to the control of and liability for pollution in international waters. Using the Barents Sea as an example to illustrate the points, the author discusses marine pollution relating to navigation, mineral and oil exploration, dumping, accidents and so forth, and presents the current legal position in customary law and international convention. On this basis, he proposes a comprehensive Regional Sea Antipollution Agreement that should serve as a model for future international negotiations on the legal control of maritime pollution. This is an essential reference work for international lawyers and environmental managers.





Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea, Second Edition
Louis B. Sohn et al
Call Number: KC261.S65 2014
ISBN: 9789004169906
Publication Date: 2014
This second edition of Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea has been updated to address significant developments that have occurred in the law of the sea since the publication of the first edition in 2004. The text compiles cases, treaties, U.N. documents, commentaries, and other teaching materials that systematically present law of the sea topics while placing those issues in the broader context of international law and international legal process. The book incorporates relevant historical materials alongside materials addressing more recent topics, such as port security, the depletion of fish stocks, and the operation of new international institutions. Extensive notes and discussion questions engage readers and enhance their understanding of the materials.