International Law Course Notes

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  • Topic: Territorial waters, Law of the sea, Exclusive Economic Zone
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International Law

*Open covenant
*collective security: 'all for one, one for all' / new form of alliance *Difference between Retorsion and Reprisal
*Persona non grata : you are not favored here, so please leave.

-predetermining boundary is important to decide who has the jurisdiction. -self-defense: killing person inside one's boundary in right reason -custom(unwritten rule) - not codified
*Consulate del Mae
-territorial sea(water): 3 miles -> 12 miles, to protect your area measuring from the lowest water mark(tide), the normal base line -1958, international convention - contiguous zone
-freedom of sea in high sea: 1. dangerous area
*OCS, (outer) continental shelf
1982, 119 countries adopted the law of sea convention(treaty) They agreed on the draft, and No. 60 was readified.
They agreed on extending 3 miles to 12 miles.
-UN agreed that deep sea is owned by nobody, belonging to every mankind. *Instant custom: custom agreed upon quite quickly
*International Maritime Tribunal
-if nations have narrow territorial sea, they have more high sea that they can move around freely. so powerful countries want to have 3 miles of it. measure from the lowest tide
-if the two nations have overlapped territorial sea, we should decide median line.

Island
-Islands must stay above water at high tide and have to support life or habitation, which means ppl can survive there. ex) 독도 is not qualified as island according to international law. ex) 이어도, which is basically rock

Islands have territorial sea and continental shelf.
Korea has more than 3000 islands, but there are about 300 islands for ppl to live, so the rest of them are just rocks. -shallow water has a lot of waves.

-We choose the straight base line when we have very curvy land line. -무해통항(無害通航:Innocent Passage) 제도: we can just pass by, not engaging in any activity such as fishing. You should not disturb the peace of

*Hazmat(hazardous material)
When you bring the hazmat, you need to have...
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