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The Law(lessness) of the Sea
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The Law(lessness) of the Sea

(Jan Berkouwer) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2015, № 23, pp 78-87

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In his Mare liberum (1609) the Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius was the first to deal with the legal status of the open waters: the sea belongs to everyone; everyone may trade freely on it. But today we still need an international law of the sea, especially where pollution and overfishing are concern

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