- Lakes — Coastal states — Marine environment, protection
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1Land-locked lakes (or inland lakes) are the bodies of waters which are surrounded by the land territories of States. They are considered land-locked because they have no direct access to the high seas. Land-locked lakes can be studied for various purposes, one of which is to determine the legal regime governing such bodies of water. In particular, this study is of crucial importance with regard to those land-locked lakes having more than one littoral State, the so-called ‘international lakes’. Since there is no international convention providing identical rules...