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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 10)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.073, h-index: 25)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.192, h-index: 74)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.718, h-index: 54)
Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 60)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.447, h-index: 12)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 32)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.135, h-index: 6)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.378, h-index: 30)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.355, h-index: 20)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal  
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 6)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 34)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.419, h-index: 25)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.318, h-index: 46)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 8)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 23)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 13)
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Acta Informatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 32)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 8.021, h-index: 47)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.53, h-index: 29)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.406, h-index: 30)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.451, h-index: 5)
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.22, h-index: 20)
Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 52)
Acta Mechanica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.426, h-index: 29)
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.525, h-index: 18)
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Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 73)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.348, h-index: 27)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 6.61, h-index: 117)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 17)
Acta Parasitologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.581, h-index: 28)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.551, h-index: 39)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.658, h-index: 20)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal  
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 4)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 15)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 40)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.774, h-index: 52)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.319, h-index: 15)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.959, h-index: 44)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.255, h-index: 44)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.113, h-index: 14)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 42)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.637, h-index: 89)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, h-index: 44)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.882, h-index: 23)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.511, h-index: 36)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.821, h-index: 49)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.612, h-index: 24)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.248, h-index: 6)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.358, h-index: 33)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 10)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 55)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 49)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 56)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.732, h-index: 59)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 19)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 71)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 19)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.566, h-index: 18)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 22)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 20)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 56)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.183, h-index: 20)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.729, h-index: 20)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.392, h-index: 32)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.094, h-index: 87)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 83)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 13)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 3)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, h-index: 13)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 35)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 13)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.362, h-index: 83)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 37)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 7)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.096, h-index: 123)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 26)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 55)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 4)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 32)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.504, h-index: 14)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.167, h-index: 26)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.112, h-index: 98)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.182, h-index: 94)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.849, h-index: 15)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.857, h-index: 40)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 14)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.929, h-index: 57)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.136, h-index: 23)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.117, h-index: 62)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.593, h-index: 42)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 26)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.68, h-index: 45)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 78)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 42)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 8)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.902, h-index: 127)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 25)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.931, h-index: 31)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 87)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.14, h-index: 57)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.554, h-index: 87)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 27)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 20)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 80)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.267, h-index: 26)
Applied Cancer Research     Open Access  
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 21)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.705, h-index: 35)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 34)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 9)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 13)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 43)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 34)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.955, h-index: 33)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.275, h-index: 8)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.37, h-index: 26)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62, SJR: 1.262, h-index: 161)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 121)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.983, h-index: 104)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.677, h-index: 47)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 6)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 9)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 40)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 44)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 39)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 53)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.417, h-index: 16)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.056, h-index: 15)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 13)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.597, h-index: 29)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 22)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.28, h-index: 15)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.946, h-index: 23)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 4.091, h-index: 66)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.841, h-index: 40)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 65)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 84)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.695, h-index: 47)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.702, h-index: 85)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.039, h-index: 56)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.092, h-index: 13)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.198, h-index: 74)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.595, h-index: 76)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.086, h-index: 90)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 50)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.2, h-index: 42)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 18)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 22)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.797, h-index: 17)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 8)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 48)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 14)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 9)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.676, h-index: 50)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.353, h-index: 13)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.006, h-index: 14)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.41, h-index: 10)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.263, h-index: 8)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.681, h-index: 15)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 5)
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Journal Cover Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law
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  • Bringing the human element to the forefront: the ILO’s Maritime Labour
           Convention, 2006 ready to sail
    • Authors: George P. Politakis
      Pages: 37 - 51
      Abstract: Abstract The International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 MLC, 2006) will finally come into effect in August 2013, some seven and a half years after its adoption. The MLC, 2006, which updates and replaces almost 40 existing ILO maritime Conventions, introduces several innovatory features, including certification of labour conditions for ships of over 500 gross tons engaged in international voyages as part of a detailed flag State and port State inspection regime. The MLC, 2006 covers all aspects of maritime employment and seeks to ensure decent working and living conditions for seafarers as well as conditions of fair competition for shipowners. At the time of its entry into force, the MLC, 2006 covers already two-thirds of the world’s gross tonnage of ships.
      PubDate: 2013-03-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-013-0024-y
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1-2 (2013)
  • Oceans and the Law of the Sea at the UN General Assembly
    • Authors: Kari Hakapää
      Pages: 53 - 80
      Abstract: Abstract The article studies the annual resolutions adopted on the law of the sea by the UN General Assembly since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1982. It outlines the general framework of the resolutions and discusses their contents and the recommendations made for the conduct of marine activities and the implementation and application of the Convention regime. In the preparation of the resolutions, differing views and positions often result in texts vague or complex in formulation. Such difficulties have related, for instance, to the transport of radioactive materials through coastal zones, adequate protection of underwater cultural heritage or the ways and means to conserve marine biodiversity. The resolutions have expanded in size and could be streamlined to highlight new efforts and innovation to address the various uses of the seas. The General Assembly item on ‘Oceans and the law of the sea’ offers the UN Membership a useful opportunity to consider sea related issues and to promote the protection and good management of the oceans.
      PubDate: 2013-07-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-013-0025-x
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1-2 (2013)
  • Agreement on Cooperation on Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue in
           the Arctic: an assessment
    • Authors: Yoshinobu Takei
      Pages: 81 - 109
      Abstract: Abstract Despite certain actions suggesting potential confrontations, it has been claimed that a significant level of cooperation is taking place in the Arctic. At the core of pan-Arctic cooperation is the Arctic Council. In May 2011, the member states of the Arctic Council adopted the first legally binding instrument negotiated under its auspices, entitled “Agreement on Cooperation on Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue in the Arctic”. This article seeks to examine the significance of the conclusion of this Agreement from the perspective of the law of the sea through the analysis of its provisions as well as broader implications. It first briefly describes the background leading to the adoption of the Agreement. It then thoroughly analyses the content of the Agreement. On this basis, it explores the implications of the Agreement for the future of Arctic governance, in particular from the perspective of the prospective role of the Arctic Council.
      PubDate: 2013-09-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-013-0026-9
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1-2 (2013)
  • The incongruity between the ecosystem approach to high seas marine
           protected areas and the existing high seas conservation regime
    • Authors: Jung-Eun Kim
      Pages: 1 - 36
      Abstract: Abstract Many of the conferences and meetings which were held about high seas conservation in the 2000s called for the establishment of high seas marine protected areas (HSMPAs) based on an ecosystem approach, they also called for the conservation of deep sea features. However, jurisdictional limitations to components on the high seas can obstruct both the effective conservation of high seas ecosystems and the effective implementation of the ecosystem approach in HSMPAs. This article examines the restriction of jurisdictional nature with regard to implementing HSMPAs based on the ecosystem approach. The states that took part in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) debated the restriction of the jurisdictional limitations to high seas conservation under the convention. After reviewing the calls for, and defining HSMPAs, this study examines the implications of internal discussion within the CBD system on the effectiveness of HSMPAs. This study has also examined whether such implications can also apply to other relevant conventions, including regional fisheries management agreements which have recently employed HSMPAs.
      PubDate: 2012-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-012-0023-4
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 1-2 (2012)
  • The 1952 Brussels International Convention on the arrest of ships for
           maritime claims and on jurisdiction
    • Authors: Pelayia Yessiou-Faltsi
      Pages: 175 - 180
      PubDate: 2011-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-011-0019-5
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
  • The bunkers convention and limitation of liability
    • Authors: Ling Zhu
      Pages: 181 - 190
      Abstract: Abstract Limitation of liability is a traditional rule applicable to all areas of shipowners’ liability. This rule is also acknowledged in the Bunkers Convention, which came into force in 2008. However, the extent of limitation under the Bunkers Convention is vague or uncertain, as it leaves the liability to be limited “under any applicable national or international regime”. This article therefore focuses on a discussion of the limitation of liability rule under the Bunkers Convention. It is a matter of concern as to whether the limitation of liability rule in conjunction with the whole Bunkers Convention will protect and balance the interests of all parties involved; and whether it will, in the long run, contribute to the further development of international shipping.
      PubDate: 2011-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-010-0016-0
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
  • Contemporary views on the lawfulness of naval blockades
    • Authors: Martin David Fink
      Pages: 191 - 215
      Abstract: Abstract The traditional law of blockade has several technical requirements that if not met renders a blockade unlawful. These traditional requirements balance the interests of the belligerent and neutrals. A more contemporary view on the law of blockade, however, emphasizes that blockades are also subject to the restrictions and general obligations imposed by treaties and general principles of humanitarian law. Crucially, whether or not the consequences of a breach of humanitarian principles or humanitarian law render a naval blockade unlawful or not is however not at all clear. The recent use of naval blockades during the Israeli military operations has given rise again to the discussion as to what renders a blockade unlawful. The maturation of the law of blockade has seen an increasing willingness to embrace aspects of humanitarian law. However, the diversity of views from the international community as endorsed by the published reports on the flotilla incident demonstrates that there remains a lack of consensus and an active discussion on the state of the law of blockade.
      PubDate: 2011-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-011-0021-y
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
  • Piracy at sea and the limits of international law
    • Authors: Rytis Satkauskas
      Pages: 217 - 235
      Abstract: Abstract The world community is focused on piracy. In today’s interdependent world, this crime has once again unleashed itself on the maritime industry, putting people lives and economies at risk. The waters around Somalia and Nigeria are of extreme risk, and the Asian waters still remain an area of concern. The United Nations Security Council even declared piracy a threat to international peace and security. States, in the repression of piracy, do not operate in a legal vacuum. International law, as well as the national legislation of states, regulates the use of force at sea, defining the limits and conditions exercising criminal jurisdiction over pirates. In an attempt to fight impunity on the high seas, many states have started to revise their practices and adapt their laws. Calls are also rising to fill the “loopholes left by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea”: to address in due manner piracy issues and guarantee adequate balance between the freedom of navigation and the need to ensure the security of their ships and seafarers. This article is an attempt to identify the shortcomings of the existing provisions on piracy provided in international documents, discuss their applicability in fighting the piracy (namely by their ability to ensure the necessary jurisdiction over the crimes at sea) and offer an opinion on possible ways of addressing impunity at sea, both by national and international legal instruments.
      PubDate: 2011-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-010-0013-3
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
  • The Japanese Act on the Punishment of and Measures against Piracy
    • Authors: Jun Tsuruta
      Pages: 237 - 245
      Abstract: Abstract Japan enacted and put into effect “the Act on the Punishment of and Measures against Piracy” in 2009. This note is intended to clarify some of the significances of the Act, by assessing the limitation of Japanese measures against and punishment of piracy before the enactment of the Act. The Act stipulates the definition of piracy, by making reference to the definition of piracy stipulated in Article 101 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and criminalizes piracy, irrespective of the nationality of its wrongdoers committing it. The enactment of the Act made it possible for the Japanese Government to escort not only Japanese-registered ships but also non-Japanese-registered ships as “prevention and suppression of crimes at sea.” And it makes piracy punishable irrespective of the nationality of its wrongdoers committing it. However, it has to be well examined when and how the universal jurisdiction adopted by the Act should be exercised, taking into consideration that the exercise of such jurisdiction is only exceptional to the flag state’s exercising of jurisdiction on the high seas.
      PubDate: 2011-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-010-0014-2
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
  • On the interaction between law and science: considerations on the ongoing
           process of regulating underwater acoustic pollution
    • Authors: Irini Papanicolopulu
      Pages: 247 - 265
      Abstract: Abstract Scientific and technological development necessitates often legal regulation, to be achieved through an interaction between science and law during the decision-making process. Taking as an example the case of underwater noise pollution, the examination of which is underway in many international organisations with a view towards its regulation, the article proposes to comment upon some aspects of this interaction. It is finally submitted that law provides sufficient legal principles and institutionalised frameworks for cooperation, which however have not been sufficiently put in use so far.
      PubDate: 2011-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-011-0018-6
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
  • Dispute settlement in the law of the sea, the extended continental shelf
           in the Bay of Bengal and the CLCS: some preliminary observations on the
           basis of the case Bangladesh/Myanmar before the International Tribunal for
           the Law of the Sea
    • Authors: Ioannis Konstantinidis
      Pages: 267 - 285
      Abstract: Abstract On the basis of the maritime boundary dispute between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal, the scope of this article is to briefly describe the relative procedures provided by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Part XV and to analyse an important part of this dispute concerning the delimitation of the outer continental shelf. Following this reasoning, a special reference is made to the Commission on the limits of the continental shelf, to which Myanmar submitted all information and data for its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the Bay of Bengal.
      PubDate: 2011-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-010-0015-1
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
  • Evidence in international adjudication: map evidence in territorial
           sovereignty dispute cases
    • Authors: Romulo R. Ubay
      Pages: 287 - 300
      Abstract: Abstract This paper tackles the two distinct but related topics of evidence in international adjudication and map evidence in territorial sovereignty dispute cases. The second section of this paper provides a general discussion on evidence in international adjudication and concludes that the immensity of the types of evidence is also attributable to the wide discretion of courts and tribunals in assessing evidence. This sets the backdrop for the third section which aims to explore the assessment of map evidence in territorial sovereignty dispute cases. It is increasingly acknowledged that in international adjudication there is a deficiency of a more thorough and systematic approach to questions of evidence or on how evidence is produced, presented, and assessed. This paper hopes to contribute in filling this gap by examining the case of map evidence, in particular, how maps are being assessed as evidence in the adjudication of territorial sovereignty disputes.
      PubDate: 2011-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-011-0017-7
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
  • The IWC moratorium on commercial whaling was not a value judgment and was
           not intended as a permanent prohibition
    • Authors: Joji Morishita; Dan Goodman
      Pages: 301 - 311
      Abstract: Abstract A review of the International Whaling Commission’s institutional discourse related to the “moratorium” as reflected in the Commission’s documents together with a literal reading of Schedule paragraph 10(e) of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) shows that the moratorium does not include language which permanently prohibits commercial whaling, does not include any expression which demonizes whaling, does not label the killing for commercial purposes as criminal as opposed to catching for indigenous purposes, and does not reflect any value judgments about whales and whaling. Rather, this paper shows that with only few exceptions these documents together with the language of paragraph 10(e) clearly demonstrate that the moratorium was intended as a temporary conservation and management measure related to uncertainties of scientific information. Notwithstanding this, anti-whaling NGOs have mischaracterized the moratorium as a permanent prohibition or ban on commercial whaling. This mischaracterization was a major factor in the failure of the “Future of IWC” process which was aimed at getting compromises from both pro-whaling and anti-whaling members to resolve the bipolar, conflictive and dysfunctional nature of the organization. Finally, it is concluded that the moratorium as a permanent prohibition would be inconsistent with the purpose of the ICRW and that science related to the management of whales and international law, in this case the literal interpretation and implementation of the Schedule paragraph 10(e), provide the only possible means to resolve the controversy concerning whaling.
      PubDate: 2011-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-011-0020-z
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
  • Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi: Maritime safety law and policies of the
           European Union and the United States of America: antagonism or synergy?
    • Authors: Constantine Katsigeras
      Pages: 313 - 314
      PubDate: 2011-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-011-0022-x
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
  • Editorial note to the inaugural issue
    • Authors: Nikolaos St. Skourtos
      Pages: 1 - 3
      PubDate: 2010-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-010-0012-4
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1 (2010)
  • Areios Pagos (Greek Supreme Court: Full Session)
    • Authors: Yiannis Timagenis; Stavros Stavroulakis
      Pages: 141 - 143
      PubDate: 2010-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-009-0009-z
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1 (2010)
  • Can the SLOPS be considered as a ship for the purposes of the 1992 Civil
           Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention?
    • Authors: Thomas A. Mensah
      Pages: 145 - 155
      PubDate: 2010-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-009-0011-5
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1 (2010)
  • What is a ship? The Policy of the International Fund for Compensation for
           Oil Pollution Damage: the effect of the Greek Supreme Court judgment in
           the Slops case
    • Authors: Zuzanna Peplowska
      Pages: 157 - 164
      Abstract: Abstract The international compensation regime for oil pollution damage established by the CLC 1992 and the 1992 Fund Convention covers damages caused by discharge of oil from a ship. The definition of a ship under the Conventions has been interpreted by the 1992 Fund as to include floating storage units (FSUs) and floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs) only when they carry oil as cargo on a voyage to or from a port or a terminal, outside the oil field in which they normally operate. Accordingly, the 1992 Fund rejected claims arising from Slops incident, a spill from a waste oil reception facility, formerly a tanker, which remained permanently anchored with its engine being deactivated. However, the Greek Supreme Court in its decision from June 2006 held that Slops falls within the definition of a ‘ship’ under 1992 CLC/Fund Convention. The judgment raises important issues for the functioning of the international compensation system.
      PubDate: 2010-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-009-0008-0
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1 (2010)
  • IX United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and
           the Law of the Sea (IX UNICPOLOS), United Nations headquarters, New York,
           23–27 June 2008
    • Authors: Miguel García García-Revillo
      Pages: 165 - 170
      PubDate: 2010-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-009-0005-3
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1 (2010)
  • Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy: fourteenth session 2009, Rhodes,
    • Authors: Ioannis Konstantinidis
      Pages: 171 - 173
      PubDate: 2010-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12180-009-0010-6
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1 (2010)
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