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Living On The Seabed

Author : Lindsay Nicholson
ISBN : 9781446446539
Genre : Self-Help
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'The morning after John's death, I remember feeling absolutely enraged that the world had kept turning and the sun had come up as if nothing had happened.' Lindsay Nicholson and her husband, the Observer journalist John Merritt, were regarded as a golden couple. But their world was turned upside down when John contracted leukaemia. His death at the age of 35 left Nicholson bereft with grief, now the single parent of two beautiful daughters. Then, in a tragic twist of fate, her elder daughter Ellie also contracted the same disease, dying shortly after. Nicholson found that nothing could prepare her for the emotions she was feeling. In this courageous and heart-rending memoir, Lindsay Nicholson reflects on her grieving process and the battle she faced to survive it. Her resilience and spirited determination are an inspiration to us all.

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ISBN : 9041111778
Genre : Law
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The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea was established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea as an independent, international judicial body with competence to settle disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, pursuant to other international agreements which confer jurisdiction on the Tribunal. The Tribunal is open to States parties, international organizations and other entities as provided for in the Convention or other agreement. The Seabed Disputes Chamber of the Tribunal has compulsory jurisdiction with respect to seabed disputes between various entities including States Parties, the International Seabed Authority and private corporations and individuals. The Tribunal has special jurisdiction to deal with urgent requests for the prompt release of vessels and crews and for prescribing provisional measures. It also has competence to give advisory opinions. This volume contains a selection of documents that are basic to the work of the Tribunal in parallel presentation in English and French. It reproduces the Statute of the Tribunal, the Rules of the Tribunal, the Resolution on the internal judicial practice and the Guidelines concerning the preparation of cases. It also contains the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Agreement on the Privileges of the Tribunal. Le Tribunal international du droit de la mer, institui par la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer de 1982, est un organisme judiciaire international autonome qui a compitence pour rigler les diffirends concernantl'interpritation ou l'application de la Convention, ou ceux qui lui sont soumis en vertu de tout accord qui lui confhre compitence en la matihre. Le Tribunal est ouvert aux Etats Parties, aux organisations internationales et d'autres entitis, conformiment aux dispositions pertinentes de la Convention ou d'autres accords. La Chambre pour le rhglement des diffirends relatifs aux fonds marins a compitance obligatoire pour les diffirends portant sur le fonds marins et qui mettent en cause diverses entitis, telles que des Etats Parties la Convention, l'Autoriti internationale des fonds marins et des entreprises ou des personnes privies. Le Tribunal est doti d'une compitence spiciale pour connantre des demandes de prompte mainlevie de l'immobilisation de navires et de prompte libiration de leurs -quipages, ainsi que des demandes en prescription de mesures conservatoires. Il est igalement habiliti donner des avis consultatifs. Ce volume contient un ensemble de documents de base du Tribunal en langues anglaise et frangaise, prisentis dans une idition bilingue. Il s'agit du Statut du Tribunal, du Rhglement du Tribunal, de la Risolution sur la pratique en matihre judiciaire et des Lignes directrices concernant la priparation et la prisentation des affaires. Le volume contient en outre le texte de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer de 1982, l'Accord relatif la mise en oeuvre de la Partie XI de la Convention sur le droit de la mer et l'Accord sur les privilhges et immunitis du Tribunal.

Blue Genes

Author : Brian Harvey
ISBN : 9781136570865
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The advance of genetic sciences has led to a 'blue revolution' in the way we use aquatic biodiversity. By 2020, the world will be eating almost as much farmed as wild fish, marine bacteria could yield the cure for cancer and deep-sea bacteria may be exploited to gobble up oil spills. Science is moving ahead at a staggering speed, and the demand for genetic resources is growing rapidly - yet governance and policy lag far behind. This groundbreaking work is the first to look at the ownership, governance and trade in aquatic genetic resources. Blue Genes describes the growing demand for aquatic genetic resources and the desperate need to fill the policy vacuum about the management and conservation of aquatic biodiversity, which would help create a foundation for rules dictating access to, and use of, aquatic genetic resources. Special attention is paid to indigenous and local people having the right to access these resources and their role in managing and conserving aquatic biodiversity. The book concludes with policy recommendations specifically tailored to aquatic resources, with the use of six case studies from four continents to illustrate key issues.

Security And Territoriality In The Persian Gulf

Author : Dr Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh
ISBN : 9781136817243
Genre : Social Science
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This study presents the story of successes and failures of the treatment of security matters pertaining to territorial and boundary affairs in the maritime areas of the Persian Gulf, and at the same time provides an example of the impact of territoriality on world-wide maritime security.

Definitions For The Law Of The Sea

Author : George K. Walker
ISBN : 9789004211612
Genre : Law
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Definitions for the Law of the Sea elucidates undefined terms and phrases used in The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) itself, as well as terms used in its analysis. Based on nearly a decade of work by the American Branch of the International Law Association’s Law of the Sea Committee, the volume provides clear definitions based on usage in the Convention, rather than geographical or geological concepts.

U S Foreign Policy And The Law Of The Sea

Author : Ann L. Hollick
ISBN : 9781400886159
Genre : Law
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The law of the sea, one of the oldest and most highly developed areas of international law, has changed significantly in the past fifty years in response to rapid scientific and technological advances coupled with an increased population and the need for additional resources. Ann Hollick documents these changes and examines the evolution of U.S. ocean policy in the larger contexts of American foreign policy and of international law and politics. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Politics Of International Law And International Justice

Author : Edwin Egede
ISBN : 9780748684526
Genre : Political Science
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A textbook introduction to international law and justice is specially written for students studying law in other departments, such as politics and IR. Students will engage with debates surrounding sovereignty and global governance, sovereign and diplomati

The Routledge Handbook Of The Polar Regions

Author : Mark Nuttall
ISBN : 9781317549567
Genre : Nature
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The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions is an authoritative guide to the Arctic and the Antarctic through an exploration of key areas of research in the physical and natural sciences and the social sciences and humanities. It presents 38 new and original contributions from leading figures and voices in polar research, policy and practice, as well as work from emerging scholars. This handbook aims to approach and understand the Polar Regions as places that are at the forefront of global conversations about some of the most pressing contemporary issues and research questions of our age. The volume provides a discussion of the similarities and differences between the two regions to help deepen understanding and knowledge. Major themes and issues are integrated in the comprehensive introduction chapter by the editors, who are top researchers in their respective fields. The contributions show how polar researchers engage with contemporary debates and use interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to address new developments as well as map out exciting trajectories for future work in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The handbook provides an easy access to key items of scholarly literature and material otherwise inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books. A unique one-stop research resource for researchers and policymakers with an interest in the Arctic and Antarctic, it is also a comprehensive reference work for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

The Legal Status Of The Caspian Sea

Author : Barbara Janusz-Pawletta
ISBN : 9783662447307
Genre : Law
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This book analyzes the legal and economic situation concerning the removal and allocation of the natural resources in the Caspian Sea – the largest enclosed body of salt water in the world, which not only constitutes a fragile ecosystem with great fishery resources, but is also rich in oil and gas deposits. The economic advantages gained from the development of oil and gas are the basis for the economic and social development of the riparian states, but also cause significant transboundary harm to the ecosystem of the Caspian Sea. The book contends that, if the local environment grows more heavily contaminated through the extraction of mineral resources, it could lead to environmentally induced violence. It describes the ongoing conflicts, which are primarily due to various riparian states’ territorial claims concerning the extraction of oil and gas resources, and argues that the current legal framework on the use and protection of the Caspian Sea is obsolete. Thus, the main objective of the book is to point out corresponding international legal mechanisms that could be used in order to settle these disputes and protect the Caspian Sea’s fragile environment from transboundary harm.

Ecology And Management Of Coastal Waters

Author : Gilbert Barnabe
ISBN : 1852336471
Genre : Science
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The development and ecology of coastal waters is an increasingly important topic and one which touches a wide range of areas including oceanography, hydrology, biology, ecology, fisheries science, aquaculture, civil engineering, geography, economics, law and the social sciences. This book provides a balanced overview allowing the reader to understand exactly what is at stake in the development and management of coastal waters. There is no other book currently available which provides such an overview of this important area. Divided into three parts, the first part provides the background knowledge necessary for an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena of coastal waters. Part 2 looks at marine ecology from something other than the traditional view of placing organisms at the centre of the problem and considering them in relation to other organisms and environments, instead the authors show how it is possible with marine ecosystems in which the biological, physical and chemical components are equally important when defining an entire system. Finally an exhaustive review of the available technology for various types of development is provided. All in all, this book constitutes a succint and up-to-date summary of the functions of coastal ecosystems which should be read by all those active in, and with an interest in, the management and development of coastal seas.

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