Coastal State Competences Regarding Safety of Maritime Navigation: Recent Trends
71 SEQÜÊNCIA, 19 (2015)
24 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2016
Date Written: 2015
The erosion of the freedom of the seas regime that has been taking place especially since the end of World War II seems to be continuing more gradually and in a different manner. In order to protect the interests of the international community coinciding more or less with their own needs, the coastal states, the archipelagic states, the regional fishing organizations for the high seas and the International Seabed Authority are ever more often exercising functions that previously had been carried out above all by the flag state. In this work we examine the evolution of international law governing the safety of maritime navigation. The analysis covers, first, the cooperation between coastal states and the International Maritime Organization and, subsequently, coastal states’ independently exercisable competences: both topics concerning the reinforcement of the safety maritime navigation.
Keywords: International Law of the Seas, Safety of Maritime Navigation, Coastal States
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