Monday, July 28, 2008

Nordquist, et al.: Legal Challenges in Maritime Security

Myron H. Nordquist (Univ. of Virginia - Center for Oceans Law and Policy), Rüdiger Wolfrum (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea), John Norton Moore (Univ. of Virginia - Law), & Ronán Long (National Univ. of Ireland, Galway - Law) have published Legal Challenges in Maritime Security (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2008). Here's the abstract:
Maritime security is a major challenge for the international community that cuts across a broad spectrum of scholarly disciplines and maritime operation. This volume provides in-depth analysis of current international and regional approaches to maritime security, cargo, port and supply chain security, maritime information sharing and capacity building. The work describes measures in place at multilateral and regional levels to improve information sharing and operational coordination regarding security threats to shipping, offshore installations and port facilities. Several chapters address measures aimed at reducing acts of piracy and armed robbery against shipping at sea. This edited volume contains articles by government officials, senior naval and coast guard commanders as well as by leading jurists and academics.