The Torres Strait

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Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1997 - Law - 201 pages
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This is the twelfth book in the series "International Straits of the" "World" which describes the geography of a narrow waterway linking two seas and its relevance to shipping, economic development, and social welfare in the region, especially examining the legal status of the strait and its international relations. As a central focus, this study addresses the legal status of the Strait in the light of the 1982 U.N. Law of the Sea Convention. The Convention not only prescribes limits to the territorial sea, an exclusive economic zone and a continental shelf for coastal states, but also addresses rules for the transit of straits for international navigation. The book details the unusual demarcation of Australian territorial seas in certain islands and the unique fisheries - deep seabed lines of jurisdiction. Finally, this study turns sympathetically to the welfare of the Islanders, a small distinct ethnic group which has suffered losses in land, culture, and independence through the rush of western civilization. The author illuminates the importance of the Protected Zone established by the Torres Strait Treaty to Islander economic and environmental concerns. He also examines and takes a position on the feasibility of an independent state for the Islanders.
  

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Contents

GEOGRAPHY OF THE TORRES STRAIT
1
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE TORRES STRAIT
23
THE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF STRAITS AND THE TORRES
77
LEGAL REGIME OF THE TORRES STRAIT
89
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE TORRES STRAIT
121
Development
129
SELFDETERMINATION AND THE
135
Issues of Islander Concern
143
SelfGovernment
151
APPENDIX A
157
APPENDIX B
189
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Torres Strait Islands Regional Council - Wikipedia, the free ...
The State Government subsequently took over the process, and in April 2007, a White Paper entitled "Community Government in the Torres Strait: the way ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Torres_Strait_Islands_Regional_Council

ingentaconnect The Torres Strait, by Stuart B. Kaye
The Torres Strait, by Stuart B. Kaye. Author: Bergin A.1. Source: The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Volume 15, Number 2, 2000 , pp. ...
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eastern Islands of the Torres Strait. Thursday Island,. Q: Thursday Island State High School. ... Artist Collective from Mua Island in the Torres Strait. ...
www.atsis.uq.edu.au/ docs/ ngulaig-20.pdf

unbisnet
The Torres Strait Treaty : a decade in perspective / Stuart Kaye. ... The Torres Strait Treaty : ocean boundary delimitation by agreement / by H. Burmester. ...
unbisnet.un.org:8080/ ipac20/ ipac.jsp?session=120B419K256P6.3846& profile=bibga& uri=link=3100007~!34661~!3100001~!3100...

JURISDICTIONAL PATCHWORK: LAW OF THE SEAAND NATIVE TITLE ISSUES IN ...
[The Torres Strait is the region where mainland Australia most closely ... In terms of sovereignty and jurisdictional issues, the Torres Strait region ...
www.mjil.law.unimelb.edu.au/ issues/ archive/ 2001(2)/ 04Kaye.pdf

TORRES STRAIT NATIVE TITLE SEA CLAIM LEGAL ISSUES PAPER
relevant area is largely co-located with the Torres Strait Protected Zone, ... carriage of fisheries in the region, by virtue of the Torres Strait Fisheries ...
www.nntt.gov.au/ research/ files/ Torres%20Strait%20Native%20Title%20Sea%20Claim%20-%20Legal%20issues.pdf

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