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The interception of vessels on the high seas, contemporary challenges to the legal order of the oceans, Efthymios Papastavridis - hbk

Summary
The principal aim of this book is to address the international legal questions arising from the 'right of visit on the high seas' in the twenty-first century. This right is considered the most significant exception to the fundamental principle of the freedom of the high seas (the freedom, in peacetime, to remain free of interference by ships of another flag). It is this freedom that has been challenged by a recent significant increase in interceptions to counter the threats of international terrorism and WMD proliferation, or to suppress transnational organised crime at sea, particularly the trafficking of narcotics and smuggling of migrants. The author questions whether the principle of non-interference has been so significantly curtailed as to have lost its relevance in the contemporary legal order of the oceans
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Originally published: 2013
Physical Description
xxxv, 367 p. ;, 24 cm
Isbn
9781849461832

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