Thursday, May 28, 2015

Magnússon: The Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles

Bjarni Már Magnússon (Reykjavik Univ. - Law) has published The Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles: Delineation, Delimitation and Dispute Settlement (Brill | Nijhoff 2015). Here's the abstract:

In The Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles, Bjarni Már Magnússon explores various aspects of the establishment of the outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles and maritime boundary delimitations. Special emphasis is laid on the interplay between these processes and the role of coastal States, the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf and international courts and tribunals in this regard.

Magnússon convincingly argues that despite the possibility for tension to arise the relationship between the relevant institutions and processes is clear and precise and they together form a coherent system where each separate institution plays its own part in a larger process.