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Title: Towards regional cooperation in the establishment of Marine Protected Areas
Author: Saeneewong Na Ayudhaya, N.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7430 420X
Awarding Body: Nottingham Trent University
Current Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Date of Award: 2018
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Marine Protected Areas (MPA) provides an indispensable tool to protect the marine environment. As well as being implemented by individual States, there is an argument for regional cooperation among States to establish the MPAs. Regional cooperation is a critical approach in dealing with many issues in the seas, as shown in the fishing management and the protection of the marine environment from pollution. This research will analyse the relevant global and regional instruments, for example, the CBD, the UNCLOS as well as the regional sea instruments of the UNEP Regional Sea Programmes, with the focus on the regional cooperation to establish the MPAs. Considering that the establishment of the MPA is ubiquitous in many different global and regional instruments, the thesis addresses the question of if an obligation of the States on the regional cooperation to establish the MPA is emerging as part of the customary international law. This is addressed through a combined approach using the traditional doctrinal methodology, theory on the formation of customary international law and Brunnée and Toope's interactional account of international law to discuss the content of rights and obligations relating to the establishment of MPAs by States and their engagement in regional cooperation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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