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Marine environment protection and biodiversity conservation: by Julian Roberts

By Julian Roberts

Despite the capability merits that PSSA designation can carry, fresh perform either in the IMO and through person member States, has significantly undermined self assurance during this rising idea. the focal point of this e-book is at the occasions in the IMO that experience resulted in this insecurity bobbing up. In doing so, this booklet offers an exam of coastal nation perform with the PSSA concept.

In venture this research, the examine offers proof of the worth of the PSSA idea, but additionally demonstrates its boundaries. during this regard, the e-book offers a truth money which seeks to rationalise many of the heightened expectancies with the concept are obvious within the present debate. The examine argues that States might search to designate PSSAs extra for his or her iconic prestige than for any demonstrable environmental merits which may be realised.

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The measures to be taken embody both a duty to adopt the necessary laws and regulations and a duty to enforce these laws and regulations. LOSC Article 194(1). LOSC Article 194(5). While Part XII places a general obligation on States to protect and preserve the marine environment (Article 192) the measures set out in Part XII relate exclusively to the prevention, control and reduction of pollution. Therefore, it is widely viewed that Article 194 relates to damage that may be attributable to pollution, rather than being a more general provision dealing with all activities that may harm rare and fragile ecosystems (such a bottom trawling).

LOSC Article 194(1). LOSC Article 194(5). While Part XII places a general obligation on States to protect and preserve the marine environment (Article 192) the measures set out in Part XII relate exclusively to the prevention, control and reduction of pollution. Therefore, it is widely viewed that Article 194 relates to damage that may be attributable to pollution, rather than being a more general provision dealing with all activities that may harm rare and fragile ecosystems (such a bottom trawling).

M. Tsamenyi, “Enhancing international control of vessel-source oil pollution under the Law of the Sea Convention, 1982: A reassessment,” University of Tasmania Law Review 19 (1991), p. 272. Ibid, p. 275. The Conference was convened pursuant to UN General Assembly Resolutions A/RES/2398 (XXIII), 3/12/1968 and A/RES/2581 (XXIV) 15/12/1969. 25 As Caldwell26 writes: The Stockholm Conference was a watershed in international relations. It legitimised environmental policy as a universal concern among nations, and so created a place for environmental issues on many national agendas where they had been previously unrecognised… The growth of international environmental co-operation during the 1970s and thereafter is an aspect of a larger social transition.

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