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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Prompt Release of Vessels and Crews

David Heywood Anderson

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 August 2019

Flag state — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 An international procedure for the prompt release of vessels and their crews was created by Art. 292 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (‘UN Convention on the Law of the Sea’). The release of a vessel could also be ordered by an international court or tribunal in exercise of its general jurisdiction over a dispute; this entry, however, is confined to describing the special procedure. 2 The special procedure is based primarily upon Art. 292 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which reads as follows: Prompt release of vessels and crews 3 The origins...
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