Underwater Cultural Heritage and International Law
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The UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage 2001, which entered into force internationally in 2009, is designed to deal with threats to underwater cultural heritage arising as a result of advances in deep-water technology. However, the relationship between this new treaty and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea is deeply controversial. This study of the international legal framework regulating human interference with underwater cultural heritage explores the development and present status of the framework and gives some consideration to how it may evolve in the future. The central themes are the issues that provided the UNESCO negotiators with their…
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Publication date: 7/25/2013
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Sarah Dromgoole is Professor of Maritime Law at the University of Nottingham.