Practitioner's Guide to Maritime Boundary Delimitation (Hardcover)

Practitioner's Guide to Maritime Boundary Delimitation By Stephen Fietta, Robin Cleverly Cover Image
Not currently on the shelf, but we can order it, to pick up in store or have shipped from our remote warehouse.


This book provides a user-friendly and practical guide to the modern law of maritime boundary delimitation. The law of maritime boundaries has seen substantial evolution in recent decades. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the law in this field, and its development through the
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which set out the framework of the modern law in 1982. The Convention itself has since been substantially built upon and clarified by a series of judicial and arbitral decisions in boundary disputes between sovereign states, which themselves also
built upon earlier case law. The book dissects each of the leading international judgments and awards since the North Sea Continental Shelf Cases in 1969, providing a full analysis of the issues and context in each case, explaining their fundamental importance to shaping the law.

The book provides forty clear technical illustrations to carefully demonstrate the key issues at stake in this complex area of law. Technological developments in the exploitation of maritime natural resources (including oil and gas) have provided a significant impetus for recent boundary disputes,
as they have made the resources found in remote areas of the ocean and seabed more accessible. However, these resources cannot effectively be exploited at the moment, as hundreds of maritime boundaries worldwide remain undelimited. The book therefore complements the legal considerations raised with
substantial technical input. It also identifies key issues in maritime delimitation which have yet to be resolved, and sets out the possible future direction the law may take in resolving them. It will be an unique and valuable resource for lawyers involved in cases involving maritime delimitation,
and scholars and students of the law of the sea.

About the Author

Stephen Fietta, Partner, Volterra Fietta, Robin Cleverly, Law of the Sea Consultant, UK Hydrographic Office Stephen Fietta is a partner at Voterra Fietta, an international law firm based in London. He is one of the few practising lawyers globally whose practice focuses exclusively on public international law. A substantial part of Stephen's practice concerns the Law of the Sea. He advises sovereignStates and corporate entities on all aspects of maritime delimitation. He was Counsel and Advocate for Barbados in the first ever maritime boundary delimitation arbitration proceeding under UNCLOS (against Trinidad and Tobago, decided in 2006). He has lectured at Kings College, London since 2006 onmaritime delimitation law and practice on the MA course entitled Geopolitics, Territory and Security (formerly International Boundary Studies). He graduated in law from Jesus College, Cambridge in 1993. Dr. Robin Cleverly is a Law of the Sea consultant at the UK Hydrographic Office, which he joined in 2003 after a long career as a petroleum exploration geologist in the oil industry. He graduated with an MA and DPhil in geology from St Catherine's College, Oxford. As part of his role at the UKHO, he provides technical advice to governments world-wide for the negotiation and delimitation of maritime boundaries, and also to oil majors and independents. He has worked extensively on international maritime boundary cases at both the International Court of Justice and other arbitrations: forNigeria vs Cameroon, Barbados vs Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine vs Romania, Nicaragua vs Honduras, Chile vs Peru, Nicaragua vs Colombia (ICJ pending), and for Bangladesh vs Myanmar (ITLOS pending) and vs India (Annex VII tribunal pending). He is a member of the UK delegation for the UK's four outercontinental shelf submissions to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199657476
ISBN-10: 0199657475
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 25th, 2016
Pages: 432
Language: English