Marine Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation: by Julian Roberts

By Julian Roberts

Despite the capability merits that the IMO's fairly delicate Sea quarter (PSSA) designation can convey, contemporary perform in the IMO and by way of person member states has significantly undermined self assurance during this rising notion. the focal point of this ebook is at the occasions in the IMO that experience resulted in this insecurity coming up. within the approach, this publication provides an exam of coastal nation perform with the PSSA concept.

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89, confirm this view that the subject matter of Part XII is pollution of the marine environment (note 44 above). Kiss & Shelton, p. 168 (note 1 above). The Convention addresses all major forms of marine pollution (Article 194(1)). It obliges States to use internationally agreed norms to control land-based sources of pollution, and to harmonise their policies on the regional level. It outlines limits on pollution arising from ships, although with more exceptions. Marine pollution from offshore oil and gas extraction is also addressed.

As such, the combined Geneva and IMO regimes entrenched the freedom of the seas. M. M. Tsamenyi, “Enhancing international control of vessel-source oil pollution under the Law of the Sea Convention, 1982: A reassessment,” University of Tasmania Law Review 19 (1991), p. 272. Ibid, p. 275. The Conference was convened pursuant to UN General Assembly Resolutions A/RES/2398 (XXIII), 3/12/1968 and A/RES/2581 (XXIV) 15/12/1969. 25 As Caldwell26 writes: The Stockholm Conference was a watershed in international relations.

Churchill and A. V. L. McConnell and E. ” Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 23 (1991), pp. 83-105; D. Bodansky “Protecting the marine environment from vessel-source pollution: UNCLOS III and beyond,” Ecology Law Quarterly 18 (1991), pp. 719-777. A comprehensive 6 volume analysis of the convention is also provided by M. Nordquist (ed), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982: A Commentary (Dordrecht/Boston/London: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1985-1995). See for example Charney, generally (note 40 above) who argues that the LOSC establishes the foundation for international environmental law of the sea.

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