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 Tatyana R. Eremina, Elena V. Stecko. Coastal Law. - St. Petersburg, Russian State Hydrometeorological University Publishing House, 2003. 193 p.
     The textbook is dedicated to issues related with international legal regulations that provide integrated coastal zone management. Foreign legal statements and international documents dealing with coastal management are overviewed. Current legal basis preconditions for creating the coastal zone Law of Russian Federation.

© Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), 2004


Opening Address
European Union-COMET: a TEMPUS/Tacis Project as a tool for the development of training and education in integrated coastal management in the Russian Federation.


Part 1. International legal principles of coastal zone management
  • Chapter 1.1. Role of legal mechanisms in integrated coastal zone management
    • Coastal legislation at stages of development: problems, approaches
    • Institutional systems and authorities
  • Chapter 1.2. International coastal management legislation
    • Influence of international legislation on integrated coastal zone management
    • Principle features of the development of international law
      • International contract law
      • International customary law
      • General legal norms recognized by the public
    • International responsibility for violation of environmental law
    • Coastal management laws in the member states of the European Union
      • Denmark
      • The Netherlands
      • Great Britain
      • Sweden
      • Spain
      • Portugal
    • Coastal zone laws outside the European Union
    • Model Law on Sustainable Management of Coastal Zones and The European Code of Conduct
Part 2. Maritime Law
  • Chapter 2.1. Concept of Maritime Law: principles, rules, norms and sources of Maritime Law
    • National Maritime Law
    • International public Maritime Law
  • Chapter 2.2. Maritime areas and the main provisions of their legal regime
    • Internal waters
    • Territorial seas
    • Contiguous zone
    • High seas
    • Exclusive economic zone
  • Chapter 2.3. International straits and canals
    • Black Sea Straits
    • Baltic Straits
    • International canals
      • Suez Canal
      • Kiel Canal
      • Panama Canal
  • Chapter 2.4. Archipelagic waters and the continental shelf
    • Archipelagic waters
    • Continental shelf
  • Chapter 2.5. The Arctic
Part 3. Legal principles of coastal zone management in the Russian Federation
  • Chapter 3.1. Forming legislation on coastal zone management in the Russian Federation
  • Chapter 3.2. Natural resources and environmental legislation as a legal foundation for conservation and protection of coasts in the Russian Federation
  • Chapter 3.3. International legal obligations of the Russian Federation on harmonization of the use of natural resources and environmental protection
    • Convention on the protection of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea region
    • International convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, 1973, modified by the protocol of 1978, with amendments (MARPOL 73/78)
    • Convention on the prevention of marine pollution by dumping of wastes and other matter
    • Convention on the establishment of an international fund for compensation for oil pollution damage of 1992
    • International convention relating to intervention on the high seas in cases of oil pollution casualties
    • Convention on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context
    • Basel convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal
    • Convention on wetlands of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat
    • Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora

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