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International environmental governance and the final frontier: The protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems in deep-sea areas beyond national jurisdiction

Caddell, Richard 2016. International environmental governance and the final frontier: The protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems in deep-sea areas beyond national jurisdiction. Yearbook of International Environmental Law 27 (1) , pp. 28-63. 10.1093/yiel/yvy002

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Abstract

The ecological health of the global oceans, and their continued ability to withstand a pervasive and ever-increasing array of anthropogenic pressures, represents an enduring cause for scientific and regulatory concern. In recent years, concerted international attention has been focused towards promoting the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity located in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). Most tangibly, in 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution1 confirming an intention to develop an internationally legally binding instrument (ILBI) under the framework of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)2 to advance the regulation of ABNJ.3 This was preceded by an extensive series...

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISSN: 0965-1721
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 July 2018
Date of Acceptance: 29 June 2018
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 15:20
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/113176

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