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Geographical Change and the Law of the Sea

Kate Purcell

Abstract

This book examines the implications of geographical change for maritime jurisdiction under the law of the sea. In a multistranded intervention, it analyses and critiques both the explicit and implicit reasoning underpinning the familiar claim that maritime limits are, as a general rule, ambulatory—shifting with changes to the coast. The book examines and challenges related and analogous arguments regarding the implications of geographical change for maritime boundaries. It attempts to clarify the principles and presumptions bearing upon an assessment of the fluidity of boundaries generally. Fi ... More

Keywords: law of the sea, geographical change, geography, climate change, ambulatory baselines, maritime limits, boundaries, delimitation, territory, statehood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743644
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198743644.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Purcell, author
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New South Wales