Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nordquist & Moore: Maritime Border Diplomacy

Myron H. Nordquist (Univ. of Virginia - Center for Oceans Law and Policy) & John Norton Moore (Univ. of Virginia - Law) have published Maritime Border Diplomacy (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2012). The volume comprises the proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy. Here's the abstract:
Maritime Border Diplomacy, edited by Myron H. Nordquist and John Norton Moore, examines critical issues in international maritime boundary disputes together with the important global role of Indonesia, whose maritime boundaries are imperative to its sovereign status identity. Stressing the seminal importance of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to world order, international experts analyze root causes of boundary disputes including historical claims and competition for natural resources. Issues of preventative diplomacy and activism in maritime affairs are explored, as are legal issues arising in the context of creating zones of cooperation in the oceans. Practical issues in fisheries and environmental management, and the volatile questions involved in the South China Sea, are detailed. The volume concludes with a substantive presentation on dispute resolution mechanisms.