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The Future of the Law of the Sea

Bridging Gaps Between National, Individual and Common Interests


  • Addresses the dynamic development of the law of the sea

  • Focuses on issues that are under the spotlight of the current international agenda

  • Appeals primarily to an academic audience, students and lecturers

  • Also be targeted at international law practitioners, principally specialists in the legal aspects of maritime security and safety

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Adapting to Sea Level Rise: A Law of the Sea Perspective

      • Sarra Sefrioui
      Pages 3-22Open Access
    3. Marine Scientific Research: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

      • Emmanuella Doussis
      Pages 87-103Open Access
    4. Protecting Arctic Ocean Marine Biodiversity in the Area Beyond National Jurisdiction

      • Kamrul Hossain, Kathleen Morris
      Pages 105-126Open Access
    5. The Environmental Legal Framework for the Development of Blue Energy in Europe

      • Enrique J. Martínez Pérez
      Pages 127-144Open Access
  3. The National and International Response to Maritime Crimes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163
    2. Private Maritime Security Contractors and Use of Lethal Force in Maritime Domain

      • Jasenko Marin, Mišo Mudrić, Robert Mikac
      Pages 191-212Open Access

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
  • marine and freshwater sciences

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for International Legal Studies, Italian National Research Council, Rome, Italy

    Gemma Andreone

About the editor

Gemma Andreone is Research Associate of International Law in the Institute of International Legal Studies of the Italian National Research Council (ISGI-CNR). She has been teaching International Law as adjunct Professor of at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” from 2001 to 2013 and she obtained the National Scientific Qualification to Associate Professor of International law and European Law in Italian Universities on 24 January 2014. She obtained a PHD in Public and European Law at the Faculty of Law of Seconda Università of Naples in 2001 and obtained a LLM in European Law and Economics at the University of Naples Federico II in 1998.

She is Chair of the COST ACTION IS 1105 “MARSAFENET” – NETwork of experts on the legal aspects of MARitime SAFEty and security – funded by the EU from March 2012 to March 2016. She is member of the Scientific Council of INDEMER since February 2015. She is Treasurer and member of the Scientific Council of the International Association of the Law of the Sea. She is legal adviser and solicitor at the Bar of Rome, Italy. She is author of books, papers, and articles on many international law issues, and especially on the law of the sea, fisheries and Mediterranean sea governance.

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Softcover Book USD 59.99
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