Law

The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea

Author: Donald R. Rothwell,Alex G. Oude Elferink,Tim Stephens,Karen N. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019871548X

Category: Law

Page: 997

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Human activities have taken place in the world's oceans and seas for most of human history. With such a vast number of ways in which the oceans can be used for trade, exploited for natural resources and fishing, as well as concerns over maritime security, the legal systems regulating the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans have long been a crucial part of international law. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea comprehensively defined the parameters of the law of the sea in 1982, and since the Convention was concluded it has seen considerable development. This Oxford Handbook provides a comprehensive and original analysis of its current debates and controversies, both theoretical and practical. Written by over forty expert and interdisciplinary contributors, the Handbook sets out how the law of the sea has developed, and the challenges it is currently facing. The Handbook consists of forty chapters divided into six parts. First, it explains the origins and evolution of the law of the sea, with a particular focus upon the role of key publicists such as Hugo Grotius and John Selden, the gradual development of state practice, and the creation of the 1982 UN Convention. It then reviews the components which comprise the maritime domain, assessing their definition, assertion, and recognition. It also analyses the ways in which coastal states or the international community can assert control over areas of the sea, and the management and regulation of each of the maritime zones. This includes investigating the development of the mechanisms for maritime boundary delimitation, and the decisions of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The Handbook also discusses the actors and intuitions that impact on the law of the sea, considering their particular rights and interests, in particular those of state actors and the principle law of the sea institutions. Then it focuses on operational issues, investigating longstanding matters of resource management and the integrated oceans framework. This includes a discussion and assessment of the broad and increasingly influential integrated oceans management governance framework that interacts with the traditional law of the sea. It considers six distinctive regions that have been pivotal to the development of the law of the sea, before finally providing a detailed analysis of the critical contemporary issues facing the law of the sea. These include threatened species, climate change, bioprospecting, and piracy. The Handbook will be an invaluable and thought-provoking resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of the law of the sea.
Law

China's Practice in the Law of the Sea

Author: Jeanette Greenfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 321

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In this book, which is an expansion of part of Dr Greenfield's earlier book China and the Law of the Sea, Air, and Environment, the author examines the current practice of the Government of the People's Republic of China in relation to the law of the sea, an area in which the CPR has latelybecome an active participant in the UN system. Concentrating on the Law of the Sea Convention which was signed by China this study also looks at recent efforts made by China to protect her offshore petroleum resources. Drawing on the much larger literature now available to foreign scholars, thisbook is set to become the definitive study of the subject.
History

China and International Fisheries Law and Policy

Author: Guifang Xue

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004148140

Category: History

Page: 320

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This book deals with China's response to international fisheries law and policy as envisaged in the LOSC framework and post-LOSC fisheries instruments. As the first monograph of its kind dealing with the complex issue of the global fisheries crisis and China's fisheries management practice over a significant period of time, the book builds a bridge between China and the world for a better understanding of Chinese fisheries management. It will be of great value to academics, professionals, and policy-makers alike.
Political Science

Maritime Security Issues in the South China Sea and the Arctic: Sharpened Competition or Collaboration?

Author: 侯秉东,洪农

Publisher: 中国民主法制出版社

ISBN: 7516200360

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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北冰洋和南海近期来的海洋争端发展受到了世界的瞩目。不管是从地缘政治、安全战略抑或航行自由及国际航运的角度来看,两个海域都占据了非常重要的地位。该书从五个方面解读北冰洋和南海的海洋安全。第一部分介绍北冰洋和南海的地缘政治和争端的近期发展动态;第二部分主要介绍北冰洋和南海争端的法律问题;第三部分介绍与北冰洋和南海有关的航行和国际航运问题;第四部分从中、加、美三国的海军战略角度探讨这两个海域的重要性;第五部分探讨这两个海域潜在的挑战和合作机会。
Law

The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction

Author: Clive H. Schofield,Seokwoo Lee,Moon-Sang Kwon

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004262598

Category: Law

Page: 812

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The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction brings together a renowned group of oceans scholars and practitioners to explore key contemporary law of the sea challenges facing the international community.
Law

Excessive Maritime Claims

Third Edition

Author: J. Ashley Roach,Robert W. Smith

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 900421772X

Category: Law

Page: 1000

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Now in a third, revised edition, Excessive Maritime Claims by J. Ashley Roach and Robert W. Smith is designed for law of the sea and maritime law specialists. Coverage includes current affairs in maritime law such as submarine cables, polar areas, environmental protection, sovereign immunity and sunken ships, and maritime law enforcement, maritime security, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by sea, piracy, and protection of underwater cultural heritage.
Law

The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Author: Bardo Fassbender,Anne Peters,Simone Peter

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019163252X

Category: Law

Page: 1272

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law provides an authoritative and original overview of the origins, concepts, and core issues of international law. The first comprehensive Handbook on the history of international law, it is a truly unique contribution to the literature of international law and relations. Pursuing both a global and an interdisciplinary approach, the Handbook brings together some sixty eminent scholars of international law, legal history, and global history from all parts of the world. Covering international legal developments from the 15th century until the end of World War II, the Handbook consists of over sixty individual chapters which are arranged in six parts. The book opens with an analysis of the principal actors in the history of international law, namely states, peoples and nations, international organisations and courts, and civil society actors. Part Two is devoted to a number of key themes of the history of international law, such as peace and war, the sovereignty of states, hegemony, religion, and the protection of the individual person. Part Three addresses the history of international law in the different regions of the world (Africa and Arabia, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean, Europe), as well as 'encounters' between non-European legal cultures (like those of China, Japan, and India) and Europe which had a lasting impact on the body of international law. Part Four examines certain forms of 'interaction or imposition' in international law, such as diplomacy (as an example of interaction) or colonization and domination (as an example of imposition of law). The classical juxtaposition of the civilized and the uncivilized is also critically studied. Part Five is concerned with problems of the method and theory of history writing in international law, for instance the periodisation of international law, or Eurocentrism in the traditional historiography of international law. The Handbook concludes with a Part Six, entitled "People in Portrait", which explores the life and work of twenty prominent scholars and thinkers of international law, ranging from Muhammad al-Shaybani to Sir Hersch Lauterpacht. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of international law. It provides historians with new perspectives on international law, and increases the historical and cultural awareness of scholars of international law. It is the standard reference work for the global history of international law.
Law

The Judicialization of International Law

A Mixed Blessing?

Author: Andreas Follesdal,Geir Ulfstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192548387

Category: Law

Page: 288

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The influence of international courts is ubiquitous, covering areas from the law of the sea to international criminal law. This judicialization of international law is often lauded for bringing effective global governance, upholding the rule of law, and protecting the right of individuals. Yet at what point does the omnipresence of the international judiciary shackle national sovereign freedom? And can the lack of political accountability be justified? Follesdal and Ulfstein bring together the crème de la crème of the legal academic world to ask the big questions for the international judiciary: whether they are there for mere dispute settlement or to set precedent, and how far they can enforce international obligations without impacting on democratic self-determination.
History

The Free Sea

The American Fight for Freedom of Navigation

Author: James Kraska,Raul Pedrozo

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1682471179

Category: History

Page: 432

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The Free Sea offers a unique, single-volume analysis of incidents in American history that affected U.S. freedom of navigation at sea. The book spans more than 200 years, beginning in the Colonial era with the Quasi-War with France in 1798 and extending to contemporary Freedom of Navigation operations in the South China Sea. Through wars and numerous crises with North Korea, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Iran, Russia and China, freedom of navigation has been a persistent challenge for the United States, a nation reliant on open seas for economic prosperity, military security and global order. This volume focuses on the struggle to retain freedom of the seas. Challenges to U.S. warships and maritime commerce have pushed, and continue to challenge, the United States to vindicate its rights through diplomatic, legal, and military means, underscoring the need for the strategic resolve in the global maritime commons.
Law

Is International Law International?

Author: Anthea Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190696435

Category: Law

Page: 304

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This book takes the reader on a sweeping tour of the international legal field to reveal some of the patterns of difference, dominance, and disruption that belie international law's claim to universality. Pulling back the curtain on the "divisible college of international lawyers," Anthea Roberts shows how international lawyers in different states, regions, and geopolitical groupings are often subject to distinct incoming influences and outgoing spheres of influence in ways that reflect and reinforce differences in how they understand and approach international law. These divisions manifest themselves in contemporary controversies, such as debates about Crimea and the South China Sea. Not all approaches to international law are created equal, however. Using case studies and visual representations, the author demonstrates how actors and materials from some states and groups have come to dominate certain transnational flows and forums in ways that make them disproportionately influential in constructing the "international." This point holds true for Western actors, materials, and approaches in general, and for Anglo-American (and sometimes French) ones in particular. However, these patterns are set for disruption. As the world moves past an era of Western dominance and toward greater multipolarity, it is imperative for international lawyers to understand the perspectives and approaches of those coming from diverse backgrounds. By taking readers on a comparative tour of different international law academies and textbooks, the author encourages them to see the world through the eyes of others -- an essential skill in this fast changing world of shifting power dynamics and rising nationalism.
Political Science

India and China at Sea

Competition for Naval Dominance in the Indian Ocean

Author: David Brewster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199091684

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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China and India are emerging as major maritime powers as part of long-term shifts in the regional balance of power. As their wealth, interests, and power grow, the two countries are increasingly bumping up against each other across the Indo-Pacific. China’s growing naval presence in the Indian Ocean is seen by many as challenging India’s aspirations towards regional leadership and major power status. How India and China get along in this shared maritime space—cooperation, coexistence, competition, or confrontation—will be one of the key strategic challenges for the entire region. India and China at Sea is an essential resource in understanding how the two countries will interact as major maritime powers in the coming decades. The essays in the volume, by noted strategic analysts from across the world, seek to better understand Indian and Chinese perspectives about their roles in the Indian Ocean and their evolving naval strategies towards each other.
Best books

British Book News

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Category: Best books

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
English literature

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

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ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

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Intervention (International law)

The Handbook of the International Law of Military Operations

Author: Terry D. Gill,Dieter Fleck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198744625

Category: Intervention (International law)

Page: 816

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The second edition of this well received handbook provides a comprehensive overview and annotated commentary of those areas of international law most relevant to the planning and conduct of military operations. It covers a wide scope of military operations, ranging from operations conducted under UN Security Council mandate to (collective) self-defense and consensual and humanitarian operations and identifies the relevant legal bases and applicable legal regimes governing the application of force and treatment of persons during such operations. It also devotes attention to the law governing the status of forces, military use of the sea and airspace and questions of international (criminal) responsibility for breaches of international law. New developments such as cyber warfare and controversial aspects of law in relation to contemporary operations, such as targeted killing of specific individuals are discussed and analyzed, alongside recent developments in more traditional types of operations, such as peacekeeping and naval operations. The book is aimed at policy officials, commanders and their (military) legal advisors who are involved with the planning and conduct of any type of military operation and is intended to complement national and international policy and legal guidelines and assist in identifying and applying the law to ensure legitimacy and contribute to mission accomplishment. It likewise fulfils a need in pertinent international organizations, such as the UN, NATO, Regional Organizations, and NGOs. It also serves as a comprehensive work of reference to academics and is suitable for courses at military staff colleges, academies and universities, which devote attention to one or more aspects of international law treated in the book. This mix of intended users is reflected in the contributors who include senior (former) policy officials and (military) legal advisors, alongside academics engaged in teaching and research in these areas of international law.
United States

American Book Publishing Record

ABPR annual cumulative

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

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Law

The International Law of Property

Author: John G. Sprankling

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191502529

Category: Law

Page: 400

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Does a right to property exist under international law? The traditional answer to this question is no: a right to property can only arise under the domestic law of a particular nation. But the view that property rights are exclusively governed by national law is obsolete. Identifiable areas of property law have emerged at the international level, and the foundation is now arguably being laid for a comprehensive international regime. This book provides a detailed investigation into this developing international property law. It demonstrates how the evolution of international property law has been influenced by major economic, political, and technological changes: the embrace of private property by former socialist states after the end of the Cold War; the globalization of trade; the birth of new technologies capable of exploiting the global commons; the rise of digital property; and the increasing recognition of the human right to property. The first part of the book analyzes how international law impacts rights in specific types of property. In some situations, international law creates property rights, such as rights in aboriginal lands, deep seabed minerals, and satellite orbits. In other areas, it harmonizes property rights that arise at the national level, such as rights in intellectual property, rights in foreign investments, and security interests in personal property. Finally, it restricts property rights that may be recognized at the national level, such as rights in celestial bodies, contraband, and slaves. The second part of the book explores the thesis that a global right to property should be recognized as a general matter, not merely as a moral precept but rather as an entitlement that all nations must honour. It establishes the components of such a right, arguing that the right to property at the international level should be seen in the context of five key components of ownership: acquisition, use, destruction, exclusion, and transfer. This highly innovative book makes an important contribution to how we conceptualize the protection of property and to the understanding that much of this protection now takes place at the international level.
American literature

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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