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This Reference Guide is the product of many years of work carried out in reliance on two inter-related premises. One of them consists of significant contributions which have been made by the International Court of Justice to the development of the law of the sea - along with the law of the United Nations, the law of human rights, the law of treaties and the environmental law - as a part of general international law and as a part of the global system of peace and security. The law of the sea related cases have continued to feature prominently in the voluminous annals of the World Court ever since the 1923 S.S. Wimbledon and the 1948-1949 Corfu Channel Judgments, which inaugurated the contentious jurisprudence of the Permanent Court of International Justice and its successor, the ICJ, respectively, by cases that arose out of incidents involving vessels and that have proven to have far-reaching implications for navigational rights and freedoms.