Compliance Procedure: Implementation Agreement on Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks
Bernard H Oxman
- Fisheries — Marine environment, protection — International courts and tribunals, procedure — High seas — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Compliance monitoring in international organizations — Compliance with international decisions
Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.
1 The principle of the freedom of the high seas has been a central feature of the international order since the emergence of modern international law. Its classic object is freedom of navigation. The principle also includes other freedoms, notably freedom of fishing in the present context. 2 The freedom of the seas requires mutual restraint in the interests of all. Article 2 Convention on the High Seas, 1958, articulates the constraint as follows: [t]he freedoms of the high seas ‘shall be exercised by all States with reasonable regard to the interests of other...