The navigational rights of nuclear ships

Roscini, Marco (2002) The navigational rights of nuclear ships. Leiden Journal of International Law, 15 (1). pp. 251-265. ISSN 0922-1565

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0922156502000122

Abstract

Even though Article 23 of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea explicitly acknowledges the right of innocent passage through the territorial sea to nuclear vessels, many coastal states have recently forbidden or submitted to authorization the passage of ships carrying radioactive materials: this reveals a trend towards a more restrictive concept of "innocent passage." As to straits used for international navigation and archipelagic sea lanes, the ius communicationis is still prominent and every measure that might prejudice the navigational rights of nuclear ships would not be consistent with the Montego Bay Convention.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Online ISSN 1478-9698
Uncontrolled Keywords: archipelagic sea lanes passage, innocent passage, Montego Bay Convention, nuclear ships, transit passage
Subjects: University of Westminster > Westminster Law School
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 May 2007
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2014 10:45
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/3975

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