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The International Law of the Sea
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Part I. The Divided Oceans: International Law Governing Jurisdictional Zones: 1. Law of the sea in perspective; 2. Baselines and related issues; 3. Marine spaces under national jurisdiction I: territorial sovereignty; 4. Marine spaces under national jurisdiction II: sovereign rights; 5. Marine spaces beyond national jurisdiction; 6. Maritime delimitation; Part II. Our Common Ocean: Protection of Community Interests at Sea: 7. Conservation of marine living resources; 8. Protection of the marine environment; 9. Conservation of marine biological diversity; 10. Marine scientific research; 11. Maintenance of international peace and security at sea; 12. Land-locked and geographically disadvantaged states; 13. Peaceful settlement of international disputes; 14. Looking ahead; Index.

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Provides comprehensive coverage of basic and contemporary issues of the law of the sea in a systematic manner.

About the Author

Yoshifumi Tanaka is Professor of International Law with Specific Focus on the Law of the Sea at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. He is the single author of five books: Predictability and Flexibility in the Law of Maritime Delimitation (2006; 2nd edition, 2019), A Dual Approach to Ocean Governance (2008), The International Law of the Sea (2012; 2nd edition, 2015), The Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes (Cambridge, 2018), and The South China Sea Arbitration (2019). He has published widely in the fields of the law of the sea, international environmental law and peaceful settlement of international disputes.

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'This book offers a clear and concise account of the key rules and principles which underpin the modern law of the sea, and will provide an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to get an up-to-date overview of this fascinating subject.' James Harrison, University of Edinburgh
'This 'classical' handbook of the international law of the sea confirms that it is possible to elaborate in a clear style and with coherent logic on a complex legal picture.' Tullio Scovazzi, University of Milano, Bicocca
'One of the very few books on international law of the sea that is accessible for students and covers all necessary foundational areas as well as current global issues.' Anna-Mari Antoniou, University of Essex
'Thoroughly updated in light of all the latest significant case-law and treaty developments, this is an essential textbook for students and indispensable reference point for those in the practice.' Alexandros Ntovas, University of Southampton
'This book offers a clear and concise account of the key rules and principles which underpin the modern law of the sea, and will provide an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to get an up-to-date overview of this fascinating subject.' James Harrison, University of Edinburgh
'This 'classical' handbook of the international law of the sea confirms that it is possible to elaborate in a clear style and with coherent logic on a complex legal picture.' Tullio Scovazzi, University of Milano, Bicocca
'One of the very few books on international law of the sea that is accessible for students and covers all necessary foundational areas as well as current global issues.' Anna-Mari Antoniou, University of Essex
'Thoroughly updated in light of all the latest significant case-law and treaty developments, this is an essential textbook for students and indispensable reference point for those in the practice.' Alexandros Ntovas, University of Southampton

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