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There has been a recent increase in clashes between warships asserting rights to navigate and states asserting sovereignty over coastal waters. This book argues for a set of rules which respect the rights of coastal states to protect their sovereignty, and of warships to navigate lawfully, whilst also outlining the limits of each The book addresses the issue of the clash between warships and states in four parts. The first part considers the general principles applying to use of force in the law of the sea and the law of national self-defence. The second part focuses on the right of coastal states to use force to prevent passage of warships which threatens their sovereignty, with particular reference to the specific maritime zones. The third part explores the law of the sea and the international law on the use of force by warships to ensure passage or to defend themselves. The fourth part assesses the extent to which the law of armed conflict may be applicable or useful in relation to these issues. The conclusion draws together a set of rules which take account of both contemporary and historical events, and seeks to balance the competing interests at stake. Providing a concise overview of the enduring issue of freedom of navigation, this book will appeal to anyone studying International Law, the Law of the Sea, Security Studies and International Relations. It will also be of interest to naval, coast guard and military officers, as well as government legal advisors.
Limitation of liability for maritime claims is a concept of respectable antiquity which is now deeply entrenched in the maritime industry. Under this concept, the shipowner is entitled to limit his liability for maritime claims up to a maximum sum regardless of the actual amount of the claims. The concept of limitation of liability has been adopted by many conventions ranging from those relating to the carriage of goods by sea, carriage of passengers and their luggage by sea, liability and compensation for pollution damage, to liability for the removal of wrecks. Each of these conventions has its own approach to limitation of liability. However, these particular liability regimes share the international arena with global limitation conventions such as the 1976 Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims and the 1996 Protocol thereto. This book approaches limitation of liability from an international perspective looking at a number of key conventions including the global limitation conventions, the conventions relating to the carriage of passengers and their luggage by sea (1974 Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea and the 2002 Protocol thereto), conventions relating to liability and compensation for pollution damage (1969 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage and the 1992 Protocol thereto, the 1996 International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea and the 2010 Protocol thereto, and the 2001 International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage), as well as the 2007 Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks. Each chapter of this book sets out to analyze provisions in the conventions which have proved to be controversial and subject to debate by courts and authors, as well as the relationship between the limitation provisions in claim specific liability conventions and in the global limitation conventions. Particular attention is also given to the persons entitled to limit liability, ships in respect of which liability can be limited, claims subject to limitation, claims excepted from limitation, basis of liability (where applicable), loss of the right to limit, and the limits of liability. Limitation of Liability in International Maritime Conventions is of interest to academics and practicing lawyers who wish to understand the intricacies of the law of limitation.
As transport speed increases and global trade intensifies, contracts for the carriage of goods and attendant relationships are becoming ever more complex. This timely publication brings together expert contributions from around the globe, looking both at the theoretical background of the bill of lading as well as its application in practice today. With third party involvement at an all-time high, this text also discusses the difficult question of third party rights and liabilities under a number of different jurisdictions. Covering English, US and EU law, this work provides a comparative and authoritative source of information for maritime lawyers worldwide. Throughout the course of the text, the authors examine a number of contemporary issues and debates including: Conflict of laws Clauses on arbitration, jurisdiction and adjudication The incorporation of charterparty terms into bills of lading Carriers' liability for the inclusion of misleading statements in cargo documents Delivery without presentation of a transport document Security interests in goods under transport The law applicable to multimodal carriage This is an essential text for all those involved in the research and practice of international trade and the carriage of goods by sea.
This book discusses the law of laytime and demurrage from a comparative perspective, drawing on UK, US and Norwegian/Scandinavian case law. Shipping is an international industry and contracts which are used in the chartering of ships are made out in the English language and reflect Anglo-American legal culture in the way they are drafted. Anglo-American legal influence is further enhanced by the fact that the standard charter forms in use normally contain English or American choice of law as part of their standard term. Such international dominance of Anglo-American law affects Norwegian law in two major ways. Firstly, Norwegian background law can be affected in that the provisions of the Maritime Code to a greater or lesser extent are adjusted to suit Anglo-American law solutions. Secondly, influence may be exerted via Norwegian case law in that questions of interpretation of charterparties under Norwegian law are affected by Anglo-American law solutions. Here, Solvang examines the law of laytime and demurrage from a comparative perspective, exploring to what extent it is advisable to adopt foreign law solutions to questions of construction of contracts. He also examines the implications of giving preferential treatment to foreign law at a domestic level. This book will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of maritime and shipping law.
At a time of great volatility in the shipping market, indemnities, guarantees and recourse actions are becoming increasingly common issues. Although the commercial purpose of such devices is reasonably straightforward, their enforcement gives rise to a number of complex legal issues spanning from jurisdiction and conflict of law to equitable devices. With the aim of unravelling these complexities, this collection of papers explores the topical issue of indemnities, recourse and collaterals in chartering. Bringing together papers by world leading scholars in the field, the book examines a number of crucial issues including the master to sign bills of lading as presented; the knock for knock principle, bailment and general principles of indemnity and contribution. This edited collection will be of great interest to academics and legal practitioners dealing with charter party disputes based on English, American and international maritime law.
Interest in autonomous ships has grown exponentially over the past few years. Whereas a few years ago, the prospect of unmanned and autonomous vessels sailing on the seas was considered unrealistic, the debate now centers on when and in what format and pace the development will take place. Law has a key role to play in this development and legal obstacles are often singled out as principal barriers to the rapid introduction of new technologies in shipping. Within a few years, autonomous ships have turned from a non-issue to one of the main regulatory topics being addressed by the International Maritime Organization. However, the regulatory discussion is still in its infancy, and while many new questions have been raised, few answers have been provided to them to date. Increased automation of tasks that have traditionally been undertaken by ships' crews raises interesting legal questions across the whole spectrum of maritime law. The first of its kind, this book explores the issue of autonomous ships from a wide range of legal perspectives, including both private law and public law at international and national level, making available cutting-edge research which will be of significant interest to researchers in maritime law.
This title will help you acquire an understanding of the basic content and organization of federal and state securities law. It provides a summary of an intricate regulatory system. An authoritative summary, it covers the essential background and current status of each major area, while keeping details and citations to a minimum. It discusses the regulations governing public offerings, public companies, exemptions from SEC disclosure requirements, securities broker-dealers, as well as investment companies and investment advisers. It also explores sanctions, civil liabilities, and extraterritorial application, the Dodd-Frank Act as well as the JOBS Act, including the crowdfunding and expanded Regulation A exemptions.
This book covers the pressing issues of cross-border cases involving admiralty and bankruptcy law. For example, what should happen when a shipowner files an insolvency proceeding in one country, while at the same time facing an in rem action against its vessel in another country? Should the in rem action arising in one country be stayed or dismissed because of the existence of insolvency proceedings in another country? The book discusses the relevant issues regarding the treatment of maritime creditors throughout insolvency proceedings, the determination of the 'centre of main interest' of an offshore shipping company, and the scope of a debtor's assets. The author uses a comparative law analysis, selecting four leading shipping countries - Australia, the UK, the US, and Singapore - and examines their approaches to the above three problems when applying the UNCITRAL Model Law regime. The book also proposes a solution to help eliminate the ambiguity arising from maritime cross-border insolvency cases under the UNCITRAL Model Law regime, with a view to enhancing the development of the shipping industry.
This is the 2020 pocket part update for Schoenbaum's Admiralty and Maritime Law, 6th (Hornbook Series).
The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, the result of 14 years of negotiation, was accepted by 159 nations. It was, however, rejected by the Reagan administration, a position which was quite at odds with the widespread international support that the treaty enjoyed from other nations. First studied is the customary law of the sea and efforts to negotiate a stable, legal regime, focusing on seaward expansion of coastal-state jurisdiction. The book also looks at the United Nations efforts to regulate the exploitation of deep-sea mineral deposits, the conflict between developed and developing states at the Third United Nations Conference for the Law of the Sea, and the decision by the United States to proceed unilaterally with seabed mining. An in-depth analysis is given of US objections to the convention and of the legal status of deep seabed resources, concluding with an evaluation of the convention's importance to the United States. Extensive notes, bibliography and index conclude the text.
This law school casebook supplement contains the statutes, rules, and documents referred to in Cases and Materials on Admiralty, 6th. Included are provisions of the U.S. Code, international agreements, historical materials, and selected Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.