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Sea law, admiralty law or maritime law is a body of law that governs nautical issues and private maritime disputes. Admiralty law consists of both domestic law on maritime activities, and private international law governing the relationships between private parties operating or using ocean-going ships. While each legal jurisdiction usually has its own legislation governing maritime matters, the international nature of the topic and the need for uniformity has, since 1900, led to considerable international maritime law developments, including numerous multilateral treaties.

Admiralty law may be distinguished from the Law of the Sea, which is a body of public international law dealing with navigational rights, mineral rights, jurisdiction over coastal waters, and the maritime relationships between nations. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea has been adopted by 167 countries and the European Union, and disputes are resolved at the ITLOS tribunal in Hamburg.

SERIES

International Law of the Sea Series

C. Tofan (ed.)

On the 1st of November 1967, the Ambassador Arvid Pardo of Malta addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations and called for “an effective international regime over the seabed and the ocean floor beyond a clearly defined national jurisdiction”. This led to the convening, in 1973, of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea entered into force on 16 November 1994. A subsequent Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the Convention was adopted on 28 July 1994 and entered into force on 28 July 1996.This Agreement and Part XI of the Convention are to be interpreted and applied together as a single instrument.

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established by the Convention to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention. The Tribunal is composed of 21 independent members, elected from among persons enjoying the highest reputation for fairness and integrity and of recognized competence in the field of the law of the sea. The jurisdiction of the Tribunal comprises all disputes submitted to it in accordance with the Convention. It also extends to all matters specifically provided for in any other agreement which confers jurisdiction on the Tribunal.

This series is divided into 3 parts:
Part A: This part contains volumes with documents and related materials on the Law of the Sea in general.
Part B: This part contains basic documents on the involvement of the United Nations and the Law of the Sea.
Part C: This part contains the cases brought before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Currently, the following volumes are available:

  • Volume B-1 Oceans and Law of the Sea: UN reports of the Secretary General; 1994-1998; ISBN: 978-90-5850-889-8
  • Volume B-2 Oceans and Law of the Sea: UN reports of the Secretary General; 1999-2002; ISBN: 978-90-5850-890-4
  • Volume B-3 Oceans and Law of the Sea: UN reports of the Secretary General; 2003-2004; ISBN: 978-90-5850-891-1

If you want to have more information or order these books send a mail to: info@wolfpublishers.nl 

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Collection

Even in the middle of the ocean, the law is in action. Legal experts are constantly needed to interpret the laws established by United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Thus, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) was established in 1994 as an independent body in Hamburg, Germany to deal with international maritime disputes. The Convention on the Law of the Sea established a comprehensive legal framework to regulate all ocean space, including its uses and resources. It contains provisions relating to territorial waters, contiguous zones, continental shelves, exclusive economic zones, and the high seas. It also provides for the protection and preservation of the marine environment, for scientific marine research, and for the development and transfer of marine technology. One of the most important parts of the Convention concerns the exploration for and exploitation of the resources of the ocean floor and its subsoil.

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has the important role of the interpretation and application of the above mentioned Convention and its purposes. It has the authority to resolve disputes concerning the law of the sea. Therefore, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has great influence on transboundary international law.

The reader is provided with an extensive overview of applicable international legislation of the law of the sea.

If you want to have more information or order these books send a mail to: info@wolfpublishers.nl 

Volume Number Title
1 Basic Documents
B-1 Oceans and Law of the Sea: UN Reports of the Secretary General 1994-1998
B-2 Oceans and Law of the Sea: UN Reports of the Secretary General 1999-2002
B-3 Oceans and Law of the Sea: UN Reports of the Secretary General 2003-2004
2 Case 11, the Volga Case
3 Case I, M/V Saiga
4 Case 10, The MOX Plant Case (Ireland v. United Kingdom)
5 Case 3&4, Southern Bluefin Tuna Cases (New Zeland v. Japan; Australia v. Japan)
6 Case 5, The "Camouco" Case (Panama v. France)
7.1 Volume 7.1: Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal (Bangladesh/Myanmar); part 1
7.2 Volume 7.2: Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal (Bangladesh/Myanmar); part 2
7.3 Volume 7.3: Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal (Bangladesh/Myanmar); part 3
8 Case No. 22 The Arctic Sunrise Case (Kingdom Of The Netherlands V. Russian Federation)
9 Case No. 6 The “Monte Confurco” Case (Seychelles V. France)
10 Case No. 8 The “Grand Prince” Case (Belize V. France)
11 Case No. 12 Case Concerning Land Reclamation By Singapore In And Around The Straits Of Johor (Malaysia V. Singapore)
12 Case No. 13 The “Juno Trader” Case (Saint Vincent And The Grenadines V. Guinea-Bissau)

The International Seabed Authority Collection

W. van der Wolf, C. Tofan (eds.)

In this multi-volume collection, the basic Agreements and Treaties governing the establishment of the Seabed Authority and its work are being presented. In the constituent volumes, the annual sessions are presented in chronological order, making the collection useful for anyone working in the area of maritime law. The seabed and ocean floor as well as the subsoil that are beyond the limits of any national jurisdiction are governed by the UN Convention of the Law of Sea. This area, some 200 nautical miles from baselines along the shore into the ocean is subject to international regulation.

In some cases this distance is 350 nautical miles offshore, depending on the natural prolongation of the continental shelf of the territory concerned. The International Seabed Authority and its Parties are in charge of organizing and controlling this area, especially with regard to the distribution of (mineral-related) resources. Established under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1994, the Seabed Authority is an autonomous international organization with a headquarters in Jamaica (Kingston).

The Seabed Authority is a multi-organ treaty organisation, comprising of an Assembly, Council, Legal and Technical Commission, Finance Committee and Secretariat. In the Assembly, all members are represented, whereas the Council consists of 36 elected members. The Endowment Fund to Support Collaborative Marine Scientific Research, established in 2006, provides aid to scientists from developing countries in order to make it possible for them to participate in deep-sea research and to promote collaborative research. The Secretariat facilitates activities of the Seabed Authority.As a legislative and controlling body, the Seabed Authority has issued several regulations governing the mining of natural resources. In addition to this work, the Seabed Authority offers a range of annual workshops on various aspects of seabedexploration, emphasizing the protecting of the marine environment and conducts technical studies on, amongst others, biodiversity.

Private parties as well as public corporations are contracted to explore and, eventually exploit, specified areas for mining operations into deep seabed mineral resources. Current exploration areas are currently concentrated in the Equatorial North Pacific, Ocean south and southeast of Hawaii. The Central Indian Basin in the Indian Ocean is also being explored. Although hopes were high that the Seabed Authority would result in an even distribution of revenue for the exploiting countries and the Seabed Authority alike, the costs for deep sea mining are still too high. Furthermore, the USA is the only major maritime power that has not ratified the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea but has the most advanced ocean technology in the world. 


In this multi-volume collection, the basic Agreements and Treaties governing the establishment of the Seabed Authority and its work are being presented (volume 1 and 2). In the constituent volumes, the annual sessions are presented in chronological order, making the collection useful for anyone working in the area of maritime law.

If you want to have more information or order these books send a mail to: info@wolfpublishers.nl 

Volume Number Title
1 Basic Documents
2 Basic Documents
3 The Annual Sessions (1995-1996)
4 The Annual Sessions (1999-2000)
5 The Annual Sessions (1999-2000)
6 The Annual Sessions (2001-2004)
7 The Annual Sessions (2005-2006)
8 The Annual Sessions (2007-2008)
9 The Annual Sessions (2009)
10 The Annual Sessions (2010)
11 The Annual Sessions (2011)
12 The Annual Sessions (2012)
13 The Annual Sessions (2013)
14 The Annual Sessions (2014)
15 The Annual Sessions (2015)
16 The Annual Sessions (2016)
17 The Annual Sessions (2017)
18 The Annual Sessions (2018) Part 1
19 The Annual Sessions (2018) Part 2
20 The Annual Sessions (2019) Part 1
21 The Annual Sessions (2019) Part 2
Special Issue The International Seabed Authority Collection Ad Hoc Committee 1968 Documents Volume I
Special Issue The Mining Code volume 1
Special Issue The Mining Code volume 2
Special Issue The Mining Code volume 3

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Volkenrechtelijke Verplichtingen voor het toestaan van Private Gewapende Beveiliging
P.S.M. Rademakers
Pages: 78 pages
Shipping Weight: 450 gram
Published: 09-2014
Publisher: WLP
Language: NL
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462401457

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Neerlands rechtsfilosoof Hugo de Groot tekende het in de zeventiende eeuw al op: Involge het volkenrecht heeft eenieder de macht om vrij handel te kunnen drijven. Komt dit ook de hedendaagse Nederlandse koopvaarder toe? Hebben Nederlandse handelsschepen het recht om zich te beschermen, of staan zij machteloos wanneer een piraat met een raketwerper aanvalt?

Hoewel de Staat der Nederlanden al enkele jaren groepen mariniers aan boord van zijn koopvaardijschepen inzet, middels zogenaamde Vessel Protection Detachements, vinden reders de teams te duur, te groot in omvang en niet flexibel genoeg om ze op ieder schip in te zetten. Maar gezien het monsteren van private gewapende beveiligers niet is toegestaan, lijkt de Nederlandse koopvaarder tussen wal en schip te vallen.

Is deze koers houdbaar, of bestaat er een juridische verplichting tot het beschermen van de koopvaardij tegen piraterij, of zelfs tot het toestaan van private gewapende beveiligers? Door analyse van het zeerecht, het Europees Verdrag voor de Rechten van de Mens en het jus cogens geeft dit boek antwoord op voorgaande vragen.