The law of the sea is a body of customs, treaties, and international agreements by which governments maintain order, productivity, and peaceful relations on the sea. Generally speaking, the law of the sea stipulates that maritime countries essentially control their territorial waters from the shore out to a distance of 12 miles (19.3 km), the “12-mile limit.” Within this zone, all laws of that country apply: the country can build, extract natural resources, and either encourageView More What does the law of the sea do?
The first paradigm, i.e. the law of the divided oceans, rests on the Westphalian conception of international law stressing the safeguarding of State sovereignty. It aims to reconcile individual interests of States in each jurisdictional zone. In this sense, the State may be regarded as the primary subject of the law of the divided oceans. The spatial ambit of each jurisdictional zone is in principle defined spatially, based on distance from the coast, irrespective of the nature of the ocean and the natural resources within it.. the view on the some Paradigms in the Law of the Sea, Common Ocean, Divided Oceans, international community, law of the seaView More the view on the some Paradigms in the Law of the Sea