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Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea
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Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea

Help or Hindrance?

9781788971409 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Sir Malcolm D. Evans, Professor and Sofia Galani, Lecturer, University of Bristol Law School, UK
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 140 9 Extent: 240 pp
Exploring everything from contemporary challenges to ocean security this book offers detailed insights into the increasing activities of state and non-state actors at sea. Chapters revisit the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC), highlighting how not all maritime security threats can be addressed by this, and further looking at the ways in which the LOSC may even hinder maritime security.

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Exploring everything from contemporary challenges to ocean security this book offers detailed insights into the increasing activities of state and non-state actors at sea. Chapters revisit the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC), highlighting how not all maritime security threats can be addressed by this, and further looking at the ways in which the LOSC may even hinder maritime security.

Featuring contributions from both expert academics and practitioners in the field, the book explores new maritime security threats posed by non-state actors, such as piracy and illegal fishing. It analyses how states have had to reconsider their understanding of maritime security and rethink the use and protection of their maritime domain in the face of modern challenges, including the robotics revolution, the rise of unmanned systems and the blue economy agenda.

Providing a comprehensive analysis of the interplay between LOSC and maritime security, this is key reading for scholars of maritime law, international relations and security studies. Practitioners working in the shipping industry or fishing sector, as well as maritime law enforcement officials will benefit from the practical advice offered.
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‘The interplay between maritime security and the law of the sea has emerged as both an important and challenging issue. This volume explores this issue through a series of timely contributions by leading scholars and practitioners in the field and is expected to make a valid contribution to the scholarship on maritime security.’
– Efthymios Papastavridis, University of Oxford, UK

‘Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea: Help or Hindrance? provides important insights into cutting-edge maritime security issues and whether the law of the sea is still fit for purpose. The diverse topics addressed will hold considerable interest for all stakeholders working in maritime security.’
– Natalie Klein, University of New South Wales, Australia

‘This timely and important volume makes a significant contribution to the literature on both maritime security and the 1982 LOS Treaty. The editors and contributors have convincingly demonstrated that issues of maritime security pose serious challenges for the international community and to the legal regime established in the LOS Treaty.’
– Robert Beckman, National University of Singapore

‘There is increasing agreement maritime security is important, but there is still disagreement about what that implies or even what the term means. This book is a timely intervention in the debate by leading thinkers in the field. Maritime security scholars and practitioners will find it an indispensable reference.’
– Douglas Guilfoyle, University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia
Contributors
Contributors: R. Barnes, C. Bueger, K. Chadwick, T. Edmunds, S. Kopela, A. Murdoch, A. Petrig, V. Roeben, M. Rosello, K. Zou
Contents
Contents:

1 The interplay between maritime security and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: help or hindrance? 1
Sofia Galani and Malcolm D. Evans
2 Beyond seablindness: a new agenda for maritime security studies 25
Christian Bueger and Timothy Edmunds
3 Fisheries and maritime security: understanding and enhancing the connection 48
Richard Barnes and Mercedes Rosello
4 High-end maritime security as legal argumentation 83
Volker Roeben
5 The commission of maritime crimes with unmanned systems: an interpretive challenge for the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 104
Anna Petrig
6 Unmanned maritime systems will shape the future of naval operations: is international law ready? 132
Kara Chadwick
7 Ships without nationality: interdiction on the high seas 157
Andrew Murdoch
8 Tackling maritime security threats from a port state’s perspective 180
Sophia Kopela
9 Towards the Code of Conduct for the South China Sea: maritime security dimensions 202
Keyuan Zou

Index 218

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