The law of the sea

Third edition

By R. R. Churchill and A. Lowe

The law of the sea

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-4382-6
  • Pages: 544
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £29.99
  • Published Date: August 1999
  • BIC Category: Law / International law, International Maritime Law, LAW / International, LAW / Maritime, International law, Law, Law
  • Series: Melland Schill Studies in International Law


Only comprehensive treatment of the contemporary international law of the sea in English

This is THE standard text on the law of the sea, written in a non-technical style

New edition completely revised to take account of important recent development. . . .


R. R. Churchill is Reader in Law at Cardiff Law School. A. V. Lowe is Reader in Law at the University of Cambridge


Table of cases
Table of conventions
1. Introduction
2. Baselines
3. Internal waters
4. The territorial sea
5. Straits
6. Archipelagos
7. The contiguous zone
8. The continental shelf
9. The exclusive economic zone
10. Delimitation of maritime boundaries
11. High seas
12. The international sea bed area
13. Navigation
14. Fishing
15. The prevention of maritime pollution and protection of the marine environment
16. Marine scientific research and the transfer of technology
17. Military uses of the sea
18. Landlocked and geographically disadvantaged states
19. Settlement of disputes
Appendix 1: Claims to maritime zones
Appendix 2: Ratifications of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, its implementation agreements and the Geneva Conventions

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