By John Charles Kunich
In his Ark of the damaged Covenant, Kunich confirmed that Earth's species are focused in 25 zones of ecological value referred to as biodiversity hotspots, and maintained that we would cross some distance towards saving many species from extinction if we might concentration our protecting legislation and rules on those zones. In Killing Our OceanS≪/i> he extends this research to the intense wallet of existence within the oceans which are equally threatened.
In his Ark of the damaged Covenant, Kunich confirmed that Earth's species are focused in 25 zones of ecological value referred to as biodiversity hotspots, and that we might move far towards saving many species from extinction if we would concentration our protecting legislation and rules on those zones. In Killing Our OceanS≪/i> he extends this research to the extreme wallet of lifestyles within the oceans which are equally threatened. From coral reefs to lately came upon hydrothermal vents, the oceans comprise big numbers of endangered species. we're quickly wasting those special, irreplaceable treasures, due partly to an appalling loss of efficacious safeguards. what is in it for us if we intrude to halt this mass extinction? really almost certainly the best scientific, dietary, and clinical breakthroughs in all of human heritage, simply ready to be came across and harnessed—or ceaselessly misplaced besides the death species that carry the keys to those secrets.
Kunich examines intimately the appropriate foreign legislation in addition to household legislation of the countries with key marine assets, and demonstrates the abject failure of those measures to avoid or halt a mass extinction in our oceans. He concludes with a suite of criminal proposals which may begin us down the line to retaining the marine hotspots and, with them, so much of Earth's biodiversity. felony options aren't the one resolution, yet they're a beginning.
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Bucerius Law School - Hochschule fur Rechtswissenschaft - Hamburg. For an overview of the Hague MOU of 1978 see G. Kasoulides, Port State Control and Jurisdiction, pp. 142 et seq. (1993). P. Ehlers, E. Mann-Borgese and R. ), Marine Issues, 37-54 © 2002 Kluwer Law International. Printed in Great Britain. D. Konig safety at sea and the protection of the marine environment. Accordingly, Art. 94 LOSC contains the duty of the flag State to effectively exercise its jurisdiction and control in administrative, technical and social matters over ships flying its flag.
9 Consequently, a maritime authority can only apply and enforce those "relevant instruments" and amendments thereto to which its State has become a party. This leads to the result that the participating maritime authorities apply a different set of standards depending on the number of conventions and amendments thereto the State in question has accepted and transposed into national law. In order to improve the enforcement of international standards the participating States have committed themselves (1) to maintain an effective system of port state control, (2) to achieve an annual total of inspections corresponding to 25% of all foreign merchant ships which entered their ports during a recent representative period of 12 months, and (3) to consult, cooperate and exchange information with the other authorities (sec.
1 LOSC). g. bilge water, oily residues, chemicals) in the internal waters, territorial sea or exclusive economic zone of third States or on the high seas (Art. 218 para. 2 To prevent severe pollution damage to the marine environment by substandard ships, they can also enforce "applicable international rules and standards relating to seaworthiness of vessels" (CDEM and operational standards). For this purpose they shall, as far as practicable, take measures to prevent the vessel from sailing or order it to proceed to the nearest repair yard (Art.