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Securing a sustainable future for the oceans beyond national jurisdiction: the legal basis for an integrated cross-sectoral regime for high seas governance for the 21st century

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Abstract


  • The legal regime for the high seas is fragmented both sectorally and geographically and is incomplete. Governance, regulatory, substantive and implementational gaps in the legal framework serve to limit the effectiveness of the high seas regime in securing a sustainable future for the conservation and use of the high seas environment and its resources. A global approach to further developing the high seas regime based on the concept of international public trusteeship for the oceans beyond national jurisdiction could foster environmentally responsible use of of the high seas and its resources and ensure the application of modern conservation principles and management tools to human activities on the high seas. In view of escalating threats to the oceans from existing and emerging uses and form the impacts of climate change, transformation to a legal regime better suited to integrated, cross-sectoral management and preservation of vital ocean ecosystem services and resilience may no longer be a luxury, but rather a necessity.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Rayfuse, R. & Warner, R. M. (2008). Securing a sustainable future for the oceans beyond national jurisdiction: the legal basis for an integrated cross-sectoral regime for high seas governance for the 21st century. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 23 (3), 399-421.

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  • 2-s2.0-53949120003

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1349&context=lawpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/337

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Number Of Pages


  • 22

Start Page


  • 399

End Page


  • 421

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • The legal regime for the high seas is fragmented both sectorally and geographically and is incomplete. Governance, regulatory, substantive and implementational gaps in the legal framework serve to limit the effectiveness of the high seas regime in securing a sustainable future for the conservation and use of the high seas environment and its resources. A global approach to further developing the high seas regime based on the concept of international public trusteeship for the oceans beyond national jurisdiction could foster environmentally responsible use of of the high seas and its resources and ensure the application of modern conservation principles and management tools to human activities on the high seas. In view of escalating threats to the oceans from existing and emerging uses and form the impacts of climate change, transformation to a legal regime better suited to integrated, cross-sectoral management and preservation of vital ocean ecosystem services and resilience may no longer be a luxury, but rather a necessity.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Rayfuse, R. & Warner, R. M. (2008). Securing a sustainable future for the oceans beyond national jurisdiction: the legal basis for an integrated cross-sectoral regime for high seas governance for the 21st century. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 23 (3), 399-421.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-53949120003

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1349&context=lawpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/337

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 22

Start Page


  • 399

End Page


  • 421

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands