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law of the sea 3 ed

by R. R. Churchill and A. V. Lowe Manchester University Press
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Pbk 544 pages
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The law of the sea quickly established itself as the standard work on the subject: authoritative, balanced and readable.

This new edition has been completely revised and updated to cover the many developments that have occurred since publication of the second edition in 1988, among the most notable of which is the entry into force in 1994 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Written so as to be intelligible to all concerned with maritime affairs, the book has proved particularly valuable to international lawyers and those taking specialist courses in the law of the sea and maritime studies.

Part 1 Introduction: scope of the book; early development of the subject; sources of the modern law of the sea; attempts at codification; international organisations; the present legal regime. Part 2 Baselines: the normal baseline; straight baselines; bays; river mouths; harbour works; low-tide evaluations; islands; reefs; charts and publicity; present-day customary international law relating to baselines; validity of baselines. Part 3 Internal waters: definition; legal status; the right of access to ports and other internal waters; jurisdiction in internal waters. Part 4 The territorial sea: development of the concept; legal status of the bed, subsoil, and superjacent air space of the territorial sea; the breadth of the territorial sea; the right of innocent passage; the right to deny and suspend passage; rights and duties of the coastal state. Part 5 Straits: definition; the regime under customary law and the territorial sea convention; the regime under the Law of the Sea Convention; the LOSC regime and customary law; special regimes. Part 6 Archipelagos: development of a special regime for archipelagos; definition of an archipelago and an archipelagic state; archipelagic baselines; archipelagic waters; customary international law; conclusions. Part 7 The contiguous zone: development of the concept; breadth of the contiguous zone; legal status of the contiguous zone. Part 8 The continental shelf: the legal status of the continental shelf; the seaward limit of the continental shelf; the continental shelves of islands; the rights and duties of the coastal state; non-independent territories. Part 9 The exclusive economic zone: evolution of the EEZ; delimitation of the EEZ; the legal status of the EEZ; the rights and duties of the coastal state in the EEZ; the rights and duties of other states in the EEZ; relationship between the rights of the coastal state and the rights of other states; the attribution of other rights in the EEZ; significance of the EEZ. Part contents.

R. R. Churchill is Reader in Law at Cardiff Law School. A. V. Lowe is Reader in Law at the University of Cambridge.