March 16 - March 16 The range of sovereignty International...

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March 16 The range of sovereignty International law and maritime spaces The united nations convention on the laws of the sea UNCLOS Has attracted almost Maritime consititution of the international community Enters into force in 1994 Codifies customary international practices with regards to oceans of the world Codifies the notion of the high seas 3 mile rule Divides the oceans of the world into zones internal waters rivers, major waterways a state has full control and full jurisdiction over its ports whatever happens on a ship – it is the flag state’s jurisdiction the exception to the rule - port tranquility rule - if an action adversely impacts the state, and disturbs the tranquility of the state, it is the state where the port is situated that state gets to exercise jurisdiction (ex. Smuggling) Wilden Huss Case (SCOTUS 1887) A beligan ship docked in a new jersey port, there was an incident aboard the ship. One Belgian sailor killed another. The port authorities arrested the perpetrator and tried the individual even though he was a Belgian national. Belgium protested the assertion of jurisdiction that a Belgian sailor was being tried for a crime that occurred on a Belgian
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course GOVT 446 taught by Professor 446professor during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.

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