Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL) has been updated; the following two new e-book titles have recently been added:

The IMLI Treatise On Global Ocean Governance: Volume III by David Joseph Attard, Rosalie P. Balkin, Donald W. Greig

The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) remains the cornerstone of global ocean governance. However, it lacks effective provisions or mechanisms to ensure that all ocean space and related problems are dealt with holistically. With seemingly no opportunity for revision due to the Conventions burdensome amendment provisions, complementary mechanisms dealing with such aspects of global ocean governance including maritime transport, fisheries, and marine environmental sustainability, have been developed under the aegis of the United Nations and other relevant international organizations. This approach is inherently fragmented and unable to achieve sustainable global ocean governance. In light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 14, the IMLI Treatise proposes a new paradigm on the basis of integrated and cross-sectoral approach in order to realise a more effective and sustainable governance regime for the oceans. The volume examines how the IMO, with 171 Member States and 3 Associated Members, has and continues to promote the goals of safe, secure, sound, and efficient shipping on clean oceans. It studies the interface and interaction between UNCLOS and IMO instruments and how the IMO’s safety, security, and environmental protection conventions have contributed to global ocean governance, including the peaceful order of the polar regions.

The second edition of an Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law examines the international instruments that oblige states to criminalise certain activities of a harmful cross border nature or effect, and take a number of procedural steps against these criminals in order to enable cooperation with other states in the suppression of these crimes. The criminological and conceptual discussion that kicks off the new edition explores in greater detail the expansion of the type of international instrument used from multilateral treaty to soft law recommendations and Security Council Resolutions. Attention is then focussed on an enlarged range of offences including piracy, modern slavery, migrant smuggling, drug trafficking, terrorism, transnational organised crime, corruption, money laundering, cybercrime, environmental crimes, weapons trafficking, trafficking in cultural property, and a range of emerging crimes including intellectual property offences. The book then turns to the requirements in the governing international instruments to establish a broad territorial and extraterritorial jurisdiction over these crimes. The remainder of the book engages in a more detailed examination of the enforcement of this jurisdiction through police to police cooperation in the exchange of information as well as more direct forms, formal legal assistance between cooperating criminal justice systems with a specific discussion of asset recovery, and finishes with a full discussion of the difficulties of extraditing the transnational criminal. The final part of the book looks at the implementation of these laws in practice and the institutions that have been developed to implement them.
 

Earlier this year, the following titles were added:

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