Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Equitable and Sustainable Exploitation of Marine Environment and of Its Resources

  3. The National and International Response to Maritime Crimes

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.
It explores the diverse phenomena which are challenging the international law of the sea today, using the unique perspective of a simultaneous analysis of the national, individual and common interests at stake. This perspective, which all the contributors bear in mind when treating their own topic, also constitutes a useful element in the effort to bring today’s legal complexity and fragmentation to a homogenous vision of the sustainable use of the marine environment and of its resources, and also of the international and national response to maritime crimes.
The volume analyzes the relevant legal frameworks and recent developments, focusing on the competing interests which have influenced State jurisdiction and other regulatory processes. An analysis of the competing interests and their developments allows us to identify actors and relevant legal and institutional contexts, retracing how and when these elements have changed over time.


Sustainable exploitation of marine resources Marine environment protection National and international response to maritime crimes Protection of fragile seas Legal effects of climate change Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Gemma Andreone
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for International Legal StudiesItalian National Research CouncilRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51273-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51274-7
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