Journal article

Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction: Regimes and Their Interaction

MA Young, A Friedman

AJIL Unbound | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2018

Abstract

International efforts to better conserve the marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) through a new international legally binding instrument1 are developing in a context of established norms and institutions. Existing regimes already address specific marine sectors (such as shipping), regions (such as fishing in the South East Atlantic), species (such as whales), and even underlying customary international law and territorial concepts (including the boundaries of the high seas2). States have agreed that they will not undermine these existing frameworks.3 We seek to contextualize this commitment within the fragmentation of international law and the interaction ..

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