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International Law and the Protection of People at Sea

Irini Papanicolopulu


This is a book about how international law can be used to ensure a better protection of people at sea. The fundamental premise of the book is that international law provides numerous structural, procedural, and substantive rules that can be used towards this aim. These particular rules derive primarily from international human rights law and the law of the sea, as well as from other fields of international law, including maritime law, labour law, and refugee law. The book discusses in depth how these rules regulate the scope of State duties towards people at sea, as well as how they affect the ... More

Keywords: international law, fragmentation, regime, law of the sea, human rights, jurisdiction, people at sea, positive obligations, considerations of humanity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198789390
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198789390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irini Papanicolopulu, author
Associate Professor of International Law, University of Milano-Bicocca