Reflections on the Contemporary Law of the Sea (Publications on Ocean Development #71) (Hardcover)

By Helmut Tuerk

Brill - Nijhoff, 9789004212572, 10pp.

Publication Date: January 20, 2012

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"Reflections on the Contemporary Law of the Sea" describes the development and the present state of this important field of international law, particularly in light of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, while also drawing attention to some of the current problems facing the international community. Specifically, the book deals with the principle of the common heritage of mankind, the situation of landlocked States, the resurgence of piracy, terrorism at sea, the role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the waning freedom of the seas. It provides new insights on certain aspects of these topics and is of interest for the entire law of the sea community, including law students in particular.

About the Author

Helmut Tuerk is a former Ambassador and Legal Advisor of the Austrian Foreign Ministry. He is a judge and a former Vice-President of ITLOS, and the author of numerous publications in the field of international law, in particular the law of the sea.