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South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa

Last addition(s) on 25 June 2015 (see also the global links)

Agreement to Establish the South Centre (1994)

Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas (1993)

Almaty Declaration of the International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation (2003)

Antarctic Treaty (1959)

Protocol on Environmental Protection (1991)

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (1989)

Charter of the United Nations (1945)

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (1996)

Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (1993)

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA) (1988)

Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf (1988)

Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage Resulting from the Exploration for or Exploitation of Submarine Mineral Resources (1977)

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas (1958)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (1973)

Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (1976)

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (1980)

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (1979) (web site)

Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the South-East Atlantic (1969) replaced by the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Fishery Resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean (2001)

Convention on the Continental Shelf (1958)

Convention on the High Seas (1958)

Convention on the International Hydrographic Organisation (1967)

Convention on the International Maritime Organisation (1948)

1964, 1965, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1991 and 1993 Amendments

Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (1970)

Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001)

Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone (1958)

Convention on Transit Trade of Land-Locked States (1965)

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (1971)

Convention Relating to Civil Liability in the Field of Maritime Carriage of Nuclear Material (1971)

Convention (No. 126) Concerning Accommodation on Board Fishing Vessels (1966)

Encyclopedia of Ship Technology

FAO International Guidelines on Bycatch Management and Reduction of Discards (2011)  

FAO State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014

FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (2014)

Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture (2014)

Global Ocean Commission draft policies

IFC Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Offshore Oil and Gas Development (2007)

International Convention against the Taking of Hostages (1979)

International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (1966), 1984 Protocol and 1992 Protocol

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (1973)

Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (MARPOL 73/78)

1985 Amendments

1988 Optional Annex V

1992 Optional Annex III

1997 Amendments

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil (1954)

International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (1946)

1949A, 1949B, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977A and 1977B Amendments

Protocol to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (1956)

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) (1974)

1978 Protocol

1983 Amendments

1988 Amendments

1994 Amendments

1994 Amendments to the annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

1994 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)

1995 Amendments to the annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

1996 Amendments

1996 Amendments to the Guidelines on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers

1996 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)

1996 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)

International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (2005)

International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading (1924)

1968 Protocol

1979 Protocol

International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to Penal Jurisdiction in Matters of Collision and Other Incidents of Navigation (1952)

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (1969)

1976 Protocol

1992 Protocol

International Convention on Load Lines (1966)

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) (1978)

International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage (1971)

1976 Protocol

1992 Protocol

International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships (1969)

International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties (1969)

Protocol Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Pollution by Substances Other than Oil (1973)

International Convention Relating to the Arrest of Seagoing Ships (1952)

International Health Regulations (2005)

International Safety Management Code (ISM Code)

International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code)

Marine and Coastal Strategy (2011, UNEP) (executive summary)

Maritime Labour Convention (2006) (2014 amendments)

Montreal Declaration on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (2001)

Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (2007)

Oceans Compact

Outcome document of the midterm review of the Almaty Programme of Action: Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries (UNGA Res. 63/2 of 2008)

Reykjavik Declaration on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem (2001)

Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (C 108) (1958)

Setting a Course for Regional Seas (UNEP, 2014)

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (1961) as amended by the 1975 Protocol

Status of IMO Conventions

Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition (FAO, 2014)

Taking Steps towards Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management (2011, UNEP)

Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels (1977)

1993 Protocol

2012 Cape Town Agreement on the Implementation of the Provisions of the Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 Relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977

Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water (1963)

Treaty on the Non Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968)

Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof (1971)

UN Convention on Conditions for Registration of Ships (1986) (text)

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982)

Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 (1994)

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (1995)

UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport (2013)

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969)

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organisations or between International Organisations (1986)

Work in Fishing Convention (No. 188) (2007)

World Ocean Review 1 (living  with the oceans), 2 (fisheries of the future) and 3 (marine resources - opportunities and risks)

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tanya.stephens@mandela.ac.za