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The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law: Volume III: Marine Environmental Law and International Maritime Security Law

Edited by David Joseph Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman Martinez, Riyaz Hamza


The three volumes of this title present a systematic analysis of the history and contemporary development of international maritime law. This third volume is devoted to marine environmental law and maritime security law. The first part of this book deals in depth with the issues of most fundamental importance in the contemporary world, namely how to protect the marine environment from pollution from ships, pollution from land-based sources, pollution from dumping, pollution from seabed activities, and pollution from or through air. In explaining these types of pollution, various conventions concluded under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), such as MARPOL 73/78 and the 1972 London Convention, and soft law documents are analysed. The book also includes chapters on the conventions relating to pollution incident preparedness, response, cooperation, and the relevance of regional cooperation. This volume additionally discusses liability and compensation for pollution damage. The second part of this book, dedicated to maritime security law, includes chapters dealing with piracy and armed robbery against ships; maritime terrorism; stowaways, human trafficking, and migrant smuggling; illicit trafficking of drugs; illicit trafficking in arms; ; military uses of the sea; and new marine security threats.

Bibliographic Information

David Joseph Attard, editor

Malgosia Fitzmaurice, editor

Norman Martinez, editor

Riyaz Hamza, editor

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