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Prof. Emmanuel Roucounas

Mr. Emmanuel Roucounas
Professor of International Law
University of Athens
Member of the Academy of Athens

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Law of the Sea
Non-State Users
Non-State Users of the Law of the Sea
The law of the sea, in order to be effectively implemented, needs, alongside the State and inter-governmental organizations, an assessment of the role of its non-State users. The latter include the ship, the shipping industry, the classification societies, the seafarers and fishers, the international community, the civil society, but also its misusers.

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Law of the Sea
Non-State Users
Non-State Users of the Law of the Sea
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A. Legal Instruments
International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, Washington, 2 December 1946, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 161, p. 72.

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, Brussels, 29 November 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1956, p. 255.

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, London, 2 November 1973, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1340, p. 184, as amended by the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships of 1973, London, 17 February 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1340, p. 61.

Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources, Paris, 4 June 1974, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1546, p. 120.

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, London, 1 November 1974, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1184, p. 278.

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, London, 7 July 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1361, p. 190.

International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, Hamburg, 27 April 1979, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1405, p. 119.

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Bonn, 23 June 1979, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1651, p. 356.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.

United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Vienna, 20 December 1988, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1582, p. 165.

International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation, London, 30 November 1990, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1891, p. 78.

Convention on Biological Diversity, Rio de Janeiro, 5 June 1992, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1760, p. 79.

Agreement relating to the Implementation of part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, New York, 28 July 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1836, p. 42.

Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, Paris, 2 November 2001, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2562, p. 3.

Maritime Labour Convention, Geneva, 7 February 2006.

Work in Fishing Convention, Geneva, 14 June 2007.
B. Jurisprudence
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Reino de Espana v. The American Bureau of Shipping, Inc., No. 03 Civ. 3573, 2 January 2008.

Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, Erika case, No. 9934895010, 16 January 2008.
C. Documents
International Maritime Organization, International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, 2004.

International Association of Classification Societies, Common Structural Rules for Tankers and Bulk Carriers, 14 December 2005.

Congressional Research Service, Proliferation Security Initiative, 8 January 2010.
D. Doctrine
E. Roucounas, “Facteurs privés et droit international public”, Recueil des Cours, vol. 299, pp. 1-419, in particular pp. 179-249.

E. Roucounas, “Effectiveness of International Law for the Users of the Sea”, Cursos Euromediterraneos de Derecho Internacional, vol. 8.