International Law E-Books Online, Collection 2016, ISBN ; 9789004303904.
Several low-lying atoll island states are at risk of losing their entire territory due to climate change-induced sea level rise. In Disappearing Island States in International Law , Jenny Grote Stoutenburg examines the most relevant and pressing international legal questions facing threatened island states: at which point would a sovereign state disappear? Who could make that determination? Which legal status would its citizens have? What would happen to the state's maritime entitlements and its international rights and obligations? Does international law protect the international legal personality of states that lose their effective statehood for reasons beyond their control? In answering these questions, the book goes to the root of a fundamental problem of international law: the nature of statehood.
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Hamburg, 2014).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Preliminary Material Introduction 1 Small Island States and the Threat of Anthropogenic Climate Change 2 The Effect of Sea Level Rise on the Maritime Entitlements of Small Island States 3 A New Regime of Stable Maritime Zones 4 When Do States Disappear? Thresholds of Effective Statehood 5 Who Determines Whether an Island State Has Disappeared? 6 The Continued Recognition of 'Deterritorialized' Island States 7 The Consequences of State Extinction versus Continued Existence as a 'Deterritorialized' State or Legal Entity Sui Generis Summary and Conclusion: The Limits of Ex Post Solidarity in the Context of Climate Change Bibliography Index.
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Print version: Disappearing Island States in International Law Leiden, Boston : Brill | Nijhoff, 2015,