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Law of the Seas

Law of the Seas

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Published by: Raju KD on Nov 27, 2010
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Law of the Sea
 West BengalIIT KharagpurRajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
 Assistant Professor
Dr. Raju KD
1KDR/IIT KGP/RGSOIPL-2008
 
The oceans are the very foundation of humanlife...
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The ocean is vast, covering 140 million square miles,some 72 per cent of the earth's surface.
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most of the world's people live no more than 200 milesfrom the sea and relate closely to it.
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he oceans had long been subject to the freedomof-the-seas doctrine -a principle put forth in theseventeenth century essentially limiting nationalrights and jurisdiction over the oceans to a narrowbelt of sea surrounding a nation's coastline.
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Grotius
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1. no ocean can be the property of a nation because it isimpossible for any nation effectively to take it intopossession by occupation.
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Nature does not give a right to anybody to appropriatethings that may be used by everybody and areexhaustible 
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open sea is a res gentiumor res extra commercium.
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