By Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop, Donald R. Rothwell
Maritime defense is of significant significance to Australia and New Zealand as either international locations rely on maritime delivery for his or her financial survival. because the occasions of September eleventh 2001, major questions were raised as to if Australia and New Zealand are thoroughly ready for the results of a huge disruption to worldwide transport following a terrorist assault on a number one nearby port resembling Hong Kong or Singapore. massive efforts have additionally been undertaken to enhance responses to an array of maritime protection threats, corresponding to transnational crime, environmental toxins, and piracy and armed theft. This quantity identifies these concerns that really impact Australia and New Zealand’s maritime safeguard, comparing the problems from felony and political views, and proposes equipment for bettering maritime protection within the international locations. whereas the focal point is totally on Australia and New Zealand, the scope extends to local issues, addressing issues concerning Pacific Island states, Southeast Asia and the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic area. The e-book additionally addresses strategic partnerships analyzing the impact of the us, and analyses concerns in the large framework of foreign legislation and politics. Maritime defense: foreign legislation and coverage views from Australia and New Zealand could be of serious curiosity to students of foreign legislations, diplomacy and maritime affairs, maritime execs, deepest and executive legal professionals, in addition to diplomats, consuls and executive officers.
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As a result, there has been an expansion of the matters falling under the traditional regulation of criminal offences in offshore areas to include the illegal importation of drugs, illegal fishing, pollution of the marine environment and organized illegal immigration by ship. Consequently, coastal states have begun to have greater cause to seek to regulate a variety of criminal behaviour in offshore maritime zones consistent with international law and individual national policies. P. O’Connell, The International Law of the Sea v1, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982–4, p.
While piracy has always been a matter of maritime security concern it is arguable that there are certain waters around the world where it is not currently a real threat. 37 There are also distinctive sub-regional dimensions to maritime security, and accordingly it needs to be understood that when referring to maritime security in South East Asia the reality is that because of the multiple different bodies of water that make up that region there are distinctive sub-regional issues which need to be understood.
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