This collection of selected essays written in the period 1988-2006 cover the various important aspects of the contemporary law of the sea. These essays address the fundamental provisions in the UNCLOS together with its historical development and including the rules that govern the resources and navigation, maritime jurisdiction and environment protection, settlement of the disputes etc. The essays have been arranged in six groups.
The first part of the book is dealing with the development of the law of the sea while the second part is devoted to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The third and fourth parts address the Implementation Agreements of 1994 and 1995 respectively, covering the efforts made in order to ensure the universal participation, role of the international lawyer, etc. The fifth part is dealing with the delineation of the maritime boundaries - this is deservedly treated as one of the most critical problems of today's world.
The closing part of the volume is covering the settlement of the disputes including the international tribunal, internal judicial practice, international tribunal, ITLOS, trust funds and other important aspects. An excellent volume for the maritime lawyers and other people with the interest in the modern maritime law.