Bluebook Citation: Alan Khee-Jin Tan, Vessel-Source Marine Pollution : The Law and Politics of the International Regulation (Cambridge University Press) (2006).
Khee-Jin Tan offers a comprehensive look into of how pollution of the marine environment by ships may be better regulated and reduced. He traces the history of regulation at the International Maritime Organisation (I.M.O.) and investigates the political, economic and social forces influencing the IMO treaties. Also examined are the efforts of maritime states, ship-owners, cargo owners, oil companies and environmental groups to influence IMO laws and treaties.
Bluebook Citation: Robin Warner, Protecting the oceans beyond national jurisdiction : strengthening the international law framework (2009).
This volume examines the threats to the marine environment beyond national jurisdiction from existing and emerging human uses and the adequacy of current international law provisions to protect this major part of the global environment. An analysis of key provisions in the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea Convention and complementary principles of international environmental law reveals significant tensions between the concept of high seas freedoms and the international law obligation to protect and preserve the marine environment beyond national jurisdiction. The book compares the lack of comprehensive environmental regulation for marine resource exploitation and shipping activities beyond national jurisdiction with the best practice standards for environmental protection being developed by the International Seabed Authority for deep seabed mining exploration. Recent initiatives by the international community to study issues relating to conservation of high seas biodiversity are discussed and a range of soft and hard law options to strengthen the international law framework for protection of the marine environment beyond national jurisdiction are considered
Bluebook Citation: Daud Hassan, Protecting the Marine Environment from Land-based Sources of Pollution : Towards Effective International Cooperation (Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.) (2006).
Global findings estimate that 80 per cent of marine pollution originates from land-based sources and is trans-boundary in nature. These problems persist in spite of a number of legal and policy initiatives taken to protect the marine environment. This volume explores the applications and shortcomings of current international regimes in addressing these issues. The book identifies the sources and effects of land-based marine pollution and analyzes the problems of controlling them. Management principles, policy and regulation are examined at both regional and international level. The author discusses the strengths and weaknesses of existing regimes and advances a more effective international legal framework. The text provides a valuable insight into an important area of international environmental law. It will be of interest to researchers and policy-makers working in this area.
Bluebook Citation: Andree Kirchner & Gesellschaft fur Angewandten Unweltsschuz und Sicherheit im Seeverkehr, International Marine Environmental Law : Institutions, Implementation and Innovations (Kluwer Law International) (2003).
This volume deals with institutions, implementation and innovations in the field of international marine environmental law. It discusses some controversial legal aspects of the marine environment in the context of UNCLOS, as a framework for national, regional and global action in the marine sector.