A multitude of conventions covering the law of the sea contain provisions on compensation for wrongful interferences with navigation. Even though interferences by warships and coast guard vessels appear to be more frequent due to a perceived increased risk of international crimes at sea, the compensation provisions have hardly been applied.
This book analyzes all relevant compensation provisions and compares them to the general law of state responsibility. The author discusses such issues as the responsibility of international organizations, liability for lawful conduct, and several and joint liability in public international law.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Wendel: State Responsibility for Interferences with the Freedom of Navigation in Public International Law
Philipp Wendel has published State Responsibility for Interferences with the Freedom of Navigation in Public International Law (Springer 2007). Here's the abstract: