Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea

Paperback | November 15, 2012

byNatalie Klein

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Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea examines the rights and duties of states across a broad spectrum of maritime security threats. It provides comprehensive coverage of the different dimensions of maritime security in order to assess how responses to maritime security concerns are, andshould be, shaping the law of the sea. The discussion canvasses passage of military vessels and military activities at sea, law enforcement activities across the different maritime zones, information sharing and intelligence gathering, as well as armed conflict and naval warfare. In doing so, thisbook not only addresses traditional security concerns for naval power but also examines responses to contemporary maritime security threats, such as terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, piracy, drug-trafficking, environmental damage and illegal fishing.While the protection of sovereignty and national interests remain fundamental to maritime security and the law of the sea, there is increasing acceptance of a common interest that exists among states when seeking to respond to a variety of modern maritime security threats. It is argued that securityinterests should be given greater scope in our understanding of the law of the sea in light of the changing dynamics of exclusive and inclusive claims to ocean use. More flexibility may be required in the interpretation and application of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea if appropriateresponses to ensure maritime security are to be allowed.

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Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea examines the rights and duties of states across a broad spectrum of maritime security threats. It provides comprehensive coverage of the different dimensions of maritime security in order to assess how responses to maritime security concerns are, andshould be, shaping the law of the sea. The dis...

Natalie Klein is a Professor at and Dean of Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia where she teaches and researches in different areas of international law, with a focus on law of the sea and international dispute settlement. Professor Klein is the author of Dispute Settlement in the UN Convention on the Law of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pagesPublished:November 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199668140

ISBN - 13:9780199668144

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Table of Contents

1. Two Fundamental Concepts2. Passage and Military Activities3. Law Enforcement Activities4. Terrorism and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction5. Intelligence Gathering and Information Sharing6. Armed Conflict and Naval Warfare: Shifting Legal Regimes7. International Law of Maritime Security - A Synopsis and Proposal for Change

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"It is a welcome addition to the voluminous Law of the Sea (LOS) literature, given its pithy but comprehensive portrayal of the intersection between maritime law and post 9-11 security concerns" --ASIL