The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention at 30: Successes, Challenges and New Agendas offers twenty essays by renowned Law of the Sea scholars, published to mark the 30th Anniversary of the adoption of the 1982 UN
Convention on the Law of the Sea. The book highlights some of the strengths of the legal regime established by the Convention, and reviews some of the more significant lacunae in the Convention regime. Recognizing the
significant changes that have taken place in scientific knowledge and political agendas in the thirty years since 1982, it reviews the challenges that these new agendas pose to the Convention regime.
David Freestone is founding editor of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law. He is former Deputy General Counsel/Senior Adviser at the World Bank. He holds an LLD from the University of Hull, where he was Professor of International Law.
Introduction: The Law of the Sea Convention at 30: Successes, Challenges and New Agendas David Freestone The Functions and Role of the United Nations Secretariat in Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea Serguei Tarassenko and Ilaria Tani The LOSC Framework for Maritime Jurisdiction and Enforcement 30 Years On Tim Stephens and Donald R. Rothwell The European Union and Law of the Sea Convention at the Age of 30 Ronan Long Departures from the Coast: Trends in the Application of Territorial Sea Baselines under the Law of the Sea Convention Clive Schofield The Common Heritage of Mankind Michael W. Lodge The Continental Shelf Regime in the Law of the Sea Convention: A Reflection on the First Thirty Years Ted L. McDorman The Law of the Sea Convention and Underwater Cultural Heritage Tullio Scovazzi The Persistence of a Concept: Maximum Sustainable Yield Ellen Hey Precaution and the Protection of Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction Rosemary Rayfuse Fisheries Jurisdiction under the Law of the Sea Convention: Rights and Obligations in Maritime Zones under the Sovereignty of Coastal States Martin Tsamenyi and Quentin Hanich Military Activities in the Exclusive Economic Zones of Foreign Coastal States Moritaka Hayashi Marine Scientific Research: Its Potential Contribution to Achieving Responsible High Seas Governance Philomene Verlaan The Persisting Problem of Non-compliance with the Law of the Sea Convention: Disorder in the Oceans Robin Churchill Fisheries Data and the Law of the Sea Convention W.R. Edeson Law of the Sea Perspectives on Climate Change Alan Boyle Challenges to Protecting the Marine Environment beyond National Jurisdiction Kristina M. Gjerde Conservation on the High Seas: Developing the Concept of the High Seas Marine Protected Areas Karen N. Scott The Law of the Sea Convention and the Integrated Regulation of the Oceans Richard Barnes The Law of the Sea Convention: No Place for Persons? Irini Papanicolopulu Was it Worth the Effort? Vaughan Lowe