Piracy and International Maritime Crimes in ASEAN

Prospects for Cooperation

Author: Robert C. Beckman,J. Ashley Roach

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781006857

Category: Law

Page: 257

View: 2825

ÔThis book makes an important contribution to the legal literature not only for the ASEAN region but also for the world at large. Both editors, Robert Beckman and J. Ashley Roach, are highly knowledgeable and experienced in the international law pertaining to piracy and international crimes. The chapters they write combined with perspectives by authors from Greece, Sweden, Singapore, Philippines and elsewhere provide a broad but detailed review of the current law and policy as well as remaining challenges.Õ Ð Myron H. Nordquist, University of Virginia School of Law, US ÔThis book is an outstanding analysis of piracy and maritime crimes in the ASEAN region edited by two world-class law of the sea experts. It is must reading for anyone seriously interested in ending the scourge of piracy.Õ Ð John Norton Moore, University of Virginia and former United States Law of the Sea Ambassador ÔI can confidently say that this is the best book on the legal dimension of the problem of piracy in general, and of piracy in Southeast Asia and off the coast of Somalia in particular, and what we can do about it. Robert Beckman and Ashley Roach are two of the finest minds working in international law today. They have brought their knowledge and sharp analytical skills to edit a book of great relevance to the world's shipping industry, IMO, ASEAN and international lawyers and law enforcement agencies.Õ Ð Tommy Koh, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Southeast Asian waters are critical for international trade and the global economy. Combating maritime crimes has always been a priority as well as a challenge for ASEAN member states. While much emphasis has been placed on enhancing operational cooperation against maritime crimes, the need for an effective legal framework to combat such maritime crimes has not been sufficiently examined. This book demonstrates that ASEAN member states can establish a legal framework to combat maritime crimes by ratifying and effectively implementing relevant global and regional conventions. It also explores the issues that ASEAN member states, and ASEAN as an organization, face in establishing such a framework and suggests suitable steps that can be taken to address such issues. This informative and detailed study will inform research and policy, and will appeal to government, treaty and policy officials, academics, researchers and students, as well as international and regional organizations concerned with piracy and other related maritime crimes, ocean affairs and the law of the sea.

The South China Sea Disputes and Law of the Sea

Author: S. Jayakumar,Tommy Koh,Robert Beckman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178347727X

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 879

South China Sea Disputes And Law Of The Sea explores in great detail the application of specific provisions of UNCLOS and how the framework of international law applies to the South China Sea. Offering a comprehensive analysis of the individual

International Trade and Food Security

Exploring Collective Food Security in Asia

Author: Michael Ewing-Chow,Melanie Vilarasau Slade

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785361899


Page: 232

View: 7899

Food security is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The food price crisis of 2008 exposed the vulnerabilities of the global food system. Governments across Asia acerbated the crisis by imposing export restrictions based on a policy of self-sufficiency. This book assesses whether self-sufficiency is an adequate response to the food security challenges we face. Pricing volatility drives isolationism at a time when climate change and increasingly uncertain weather patterns make it difficult for any single nation to guarantee adequate food production for itself. Through a collection of commissioned studies which draw upon the experience of leading experts and scholars in trade, investment, law, economics, and food policy, this book analyses the impact of this trend on the most essential crop in the Asian region - rice. It suggests that food security policy should be reconceptualised: from the national to the regional and even the global level. It also provides its own proposals as to how this new paradigm of collective food security should be understood and developed. The book calls for a new conversation in the region, acknowledging that the challenges we face are global and the solutions must be found in collective action. This state-of-the-art study will appeal to lawyers, economists and political scientists, as well as food security specialists by providing expert analyses and enlightening solutions for the future.

The South China Sea Arbitration

The Legal Dimension

Author: S. Jayakumar,Tommy Koh,Robert Beckman,Tara Davenport,Hao Duy Phan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788116275

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7174

Bringing together leading experts on the law of the sea, The South China Sea Arbitration provides a detailed analysis of the significant aspects, findings and legal reasoning in the high-profile case of the South China Sea Arbitration between the Philippines and China.The book offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the major issues discussed in the Arbitration including jurisdiction, procedure, maritime entitlement, and the protection of the marine environment. The chapters also explore the implications of the case for the South China Sea disputes and possible dispute settlements under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The robust discussion in each chapter will be an invaluable contribution to the ongoing debate on the South China Sea Arbitration.This informative and compelling book will be essential reading for scholars and students of public international law, law of the sea, international dispute settlement and international relations. Policy makers and governmental officials with responsibility for law of the sea and international dispute settlement, as well as members of international courts and tribunals, international organisations and non-governmental organisations, will find this book a stimulating read.

Transboundary Pollution

Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy

Author: S. Jayakumar,Tommy Koh,Robert Beckman,Hao Duy Phan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784715794

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 2056

This important new book provides a comprehensive overview of the international legal principles governing transboundary pollution. In doing so, the experts writing in this book examine the practical applications of the State responsibility doctrine in

The Evolving Terrorist Threat to Southeast Asia

A Net Assessment

Author: Peter Chalk,Angel Rabasa,William Rosenau,Leanne Piggott

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833047590

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 2199

Building on prior RAND research analyzing the motives, drivers, and capabilities of the principal extremist groups operating in the Philippines, southern Thailand, and Indonesia, this study examined the historical roots of militancy in these countries, the development and perpetuation of extremist ideological frameworks, and national and international government response efforts.

The ASEAN Economic Community

A Work in Progress

Author: Sanchita Basu Das,Jayant Menon,Rodolfo C Severino,Omkar Lal Shrestha

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9814519014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 507

View: 7710

This is an important and timely volume: important because ASEAN is an increasingly significant and influential regional and global actor; and timely because, as the 2015 ASEAN Economic Community target approaches, what is needed is a sympathetic yet arms-length survey of the issues and challenges. ASEAN will miss some of the targets laid out in its AEC Blueprint, but the reader is left in no doubt that the ASEAN spirit is alive and well. The editors include a distinguished former Secretary General of ASEAN and the leading academic analyst of ASEAN economic cooperation. They and their co-editors are to be congratulated for soliciting contributions from an outstanding and diverse group of authors, and then adding their highly authoritative commentary and analysis. A must read for anybody seriously interested in ASEAN.

Beyond Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea

Legal Frameworks for the Joint Development of Hydrocarbon Resources

Author: Robert C. Beckman,Ian Townsend-Gault,Clive Schofield,Tara Davenport,Leonardo Bernard

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781955948

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 1370

'The book has been written by many highly qualified observers and academicians that have spent a lot of time observing and analyzing the recent developments in the South China Sea, particularly those relating to the dispute and way of overcoming them. I do hope that this publication will throw some light on such important matters and indicate possible roads to follow in solving the territorial disputes through joint development concept.' Hasjim Djalal, Director of Southeast Asian Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia This highly informative and up-to-date book brings together expert scholars in law of the sea to explore the legal and geopolitical aspects of the South China Sea disputes and provide an in-depth examination on the prospects of joint development in the South China Sea. The South China Sea has long been regarded as a source of conflict and tension in Asia. Underlying this conflict is the dispute between China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei over the features in the South China Sea, as well as the resources in the surrounding waters. One viable solution is for the claimants to set aside their claims and jointly develop the hydrocarbon resources in the South China Sea. Unlike previous works, this book takes a unique approach by examining existing joint development arrangements in Asia to see if there are any 'lessons learnt' that may be applicable to the South China Sea. This approach has enabled the editors to move beyond a mere theoretical discussion on joint development and focus on the law, policy and practical issues related to joint development. Beyond Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea will strongly appeal to Government officials, policy-makers from ASEAN Countries, China and the United States, as well as academics, particularly those who are involved in legal scholarship on the South China Sea disputes. Practitioners of oil and gas law will also find much to benefit them in this book.

Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025

Capabilities, Presence, and Partnerships

Author: Michael Green,Kathleen Hicks,Mark F. Cancian

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442259175

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 2049

In 2015, Congress tasked the Department of Defense to commission an independent assessment of U.S. military strategy and force posture in the Asia-Pacific, as well as that of U.S. allies and partners, over the next decade. This CSIS study fulfills that congressional requirement.

America's Role in Asia

Asian and American Views: Recommendations for U.S. Policy from Both Sides of the Pacific

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781892325082

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 6438

"Every four years, America's Role in Asia brings together a distinguished group of Asian and American policy experts, current and former diplomats, and scholars to develop recommendations for U.S. policy toward Asia. The program reflects The Asia Foundation's view that if workable solutions to common problems are to be found, perspectives from both sides of the Pacific must be heard and shared."--Asia Foundation web site.

Perspectives on the South China Sea

Diplomatic, Legal, and Security Dimensions of the Dispute

Author: Murray Hiebert,Phuong Nguyen,Gregory B. Poling

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442240334

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 1679

The South China Sea is arguably one of the world’s most dangerous regions, with conflicting diplomatic, legal, and security claims by major and mid-level powers. CSIS brings together an international group of experts to provide a diverse and wide-ranging set of perspectives on the region and to explore possibilities for future cooperation.

Maritime Safety and Security in the Indian Ocean

Author: Dr Vijay Sakhuja,Dr Kapil Narula

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9385563793

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 7032

This book provides a comprehensive view of the maritime safety and security challenges in countries of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Various issues such as trans-national crime including piracy, terrorism, drug and arms smuggling; Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) and maritime and aeronautical Search and Rescue (SAR); Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and resource management for sustainable development are viewed from the perspectives of IORA members. It also discusses the role of cooperative organisational structures and the need for capability building and capacity optimization in the light of existing legal frameworks for enhancing maritime safety and security in the Indian Ocean.

Excessive Maritime Claims

Third Edition

Author: J. Ashley Roach,Robert W. Smith

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 900421772X

Category: Law

Page: 1000

View: 2404

Now in a third, revised edition, Excessive Maritime Claims by J. Ashley Roach and Robert W. Smith is designed for law of the sea and maritime law specialists. Coverage includes current affairs in maritime law such as submarine cables, polar areas, environmental protection, sovereign immunity and sunken ships, and maritime law enforcement, maritime security, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by sea, piracy, and protection of underwater cultural heritage.


Foundations and Future Prospects

Author: Victor Sumsky,Mark Hong,Amy Lugg

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9814379573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 1833

In 2012, Russia assumes the Chairmanship of APEC, and is keen to build on its memberships of both East Asia Summit (EAS) and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Russia is geographically and historically part of Asia and the Asia Pacific, and has been a dialogue partner of ASEAN since 1996. Still, the obstacles of distance and languages have led ASEAN member states and Russia to know and interact little between both sides. As growth poles in the world economy, there is much benefit in greater interaction between their rich economies. To commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Russia-ASEAN dialogue partnership in 2011, the ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS and its counterpart from MGIMO-University, Moscow co-organized a two-day conference that year, in which papers were presented offering perspectives from Russia and the ten ASEAN member states. Representatives from academia, and the public and private sectors offered insights on topics including geopolitics, bilateral relations, business and economics, and culture and education. This is a timely book that affords the reader insights into where ASEAN-Russia relations currently stand and suggests how they can improve and move forward.

The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia

Civil Society Perspectives

Author: James Gomez,Robin Ramcharan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811062269

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 3770

The research presented in this book provides a stakeholder analysis of human rights protection at a time when the region appears to be regressing into an insidious and deep authoritarianism. As political space shrinks in Southeast Asia, the book provides an insight into how civil society engaged with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the first (2008-2011) and second (2012-2016) cycles. Through evidence-based research, the authors in this volume identify gaps in human rights reporting and advocacy during the UPR, notably on civil and political issues such as the right to life, freedom of expression, freedom of religion and belief, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention and claims for greater autonomy. In short, The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia: Civil Society Perspectives, highlights the need for more engagement on civil and political issues during the third cycle of the UPR in 2017-2020. Failing this, the UPR process risks being reduced to a platform where civil society only engages on issues that States are willing to cooperate on. If this is the case, Southeast Asia's democratic transition will suffer a long term set back.

Postindustrial East Asian Cities

Innovation for Growth

Author: Shahid Yusuf,Kaoru Nabeshima

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821366491

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 2846

Drawing on a wide range of literature and on interviews with firms, this book explores issues of economic growth with a focus on six East Asian cities: Bangkok, Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo. It suggests how policies and institutions can induce and furnish an urban environment that supports innovative activities. A valuable resource for researchers, urban planners, urban geographers, and policy makers interested in East Asia.

World Development Report 2017

Governance and the Law

Author: World Bank Group

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464809518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8193

Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure? World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law addresses these fundamental questions, which are at the heart of development. Policy making and policy implementation do not occur in a vacuum. Rather, they take place in complex political and social settings, in which individuals and groups with unequal power interact within changing rules as they pursue conflicting interests. The process of these interactions is what this Report calls governance, and the space in which these interactions take place, the policy arena. The capacity of actors to commit and their willingness to cooperate and coordinate to achieve socially desirable goals are what matter for effectiveness. However, who bargains, who is excluded, and what barriers block entry to the policy arena determine the selection and implementation of policies and, consequently, their impact on development outcomes. Exclusion, capture, and clientelism are manifestations of power asymmetries that lead to failures to achieve security, growth, and equity. The distribution of power in society is partly determined by history. Yet, there is room for positive change. This Report reveals that governance can mitigate, even overcome, power asymmetries to bring about more effective policy interventions that achieve sustainable improvements in security, growth, and equity. This happens by shifting the incentives of those with power, reshaping their preferences in favor of good outcomes, and taking into account the interests of previously excluded participants. These changes can come about through bargains among elites and greater citizen engagement, as well as by international actors supporting rules that strengthen coalitions for reform.

Reframing Singapore

Memory, Identity, Trans-regionalism

Author: Derek Thiam Soon Heng,Syed Muhd. Khairudin Aljunied

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089640940

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 1692

Over the past two decades, Singapore has advanced rapidly towards becoming a both a global city-state and a key nodal point in the international economic sphere. These developments have caused us to reassess how we understand this changing nation, including its history, population, and geography, as well as its transregional and transnational experiences with the external world. This collection spans several disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and draws on various theoretical approaches and methodologies in order to produce a more refined understanding of Singapore and to reconceptialize the challenges faced by the country and its peoples.