Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Elements of the Future International Legal Regime

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

While the deep sea may be alien to humans, regulating human activity at deep-sea hydrothermal vents involves exactly the same core legal issue as elsewhere on our planet. That is, how to achieve the sustainable management of human activities with the overall goal of conservation of biodiversity. One aspect of a future international legal regime may involve the creation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the high seas. The growing international interest in the potential role of MPAs as a tool for sustainable management of ocean space beyond national jurisdiction reflects the success of MPAs as a tool for the sustainable management of ocean space within areas of national jurisdiction. The efforts of like minded states who wish to create mechanisms for the establishment of MPAs for vulnerable deep-water ecosystems, including hydrothermal vents beyond national jurisdiction, should be encouraged.

Keywords: biodiversity; deep-sea hydrothermal vents; deep-water ecosystems; international legal regime; marine protected areas (MPAs); national jurisdiction; sustainable management

10.1163/ej.9789004155008.i-301.73
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004155008.i-301.73
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    International Law and the Genetic Resources of the Deep Sea — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation