Law of the Sea in East Asia: Issues and Prospects

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Routledge, Apr 3, 2013 - History - 256 pages
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Law of the Sea in East Asia selects the most prominent maritime legal issues that have emerged since the post-LOS Convention era for a detailed discussion and assessment. The current marine legal order in East Asia is based on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS Convention) and accordingly coastal states in the region are obliged to cooperate amongst themselves to exercise their rights and perform their duties.

Keyuan, a respected expert in the fields of international and Chinese law, explores issues concerning compliance with the law of the sea, territorial disputes and maritime boundary delimitation, fishery management, safety of navigation and maritime security, and neglected issues in the law of the sea. This is the first book to examine maritime laws in East Asia, and as such will appeal to academics of law and Asian studies, lawyers and policy makers.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Compliance with the law of the sea
11
Part II Territorial disputes and maritime boundary delimitation
45
Part III Fishery management
87
Part IV Safety of navigation and maritime security
121
Part V Neglected issues in the law of the sea
155
Fishery Agreement between the Peoples Republic of China and Japan
175
Agreement on Fishery Cooperation in the Beibu Gulf between the Government of the Peoples Republic of China and the Government of the Socialist...
181
Notes
190
Bibliography
229
Index
234
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Zou Keyuan is Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. He specialises in international and Chinese law and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law and is Deputy-Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of International Law.

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