Implementation of the Law of the Sea in the United States: Can the U.S. Become Exceptional in Affirming the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention? in Asia-Pacific and the Implementation of the Law of the Sea
Seokwoo Lee and Warwick Gullett, Eds.
Asia-Pacific and the Implementation of the Law of the Sea reviews the legislative and policy approach taken by selected States to fulfill their obligations under the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC). Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam are examined in detail together with an analysis of the United States’ prospects of ratifying the LOSC and its current approach to implement the international law of the sea. The book reveals areas of regional variation and consensus in legislative approaches to implement LOSC obligations, contributing to the progressive development of the law of the sea.