Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


An analysis of the development of international law in the case of island States. The rights of these States to establish special juridical arrangements for their adjacent waters, and the effects of these decisions on other nations form the central theme. Any attempt at combining all the issues at stake into a single principle by LOS III appears doomed to failure. Success will be achieved by agreement on the separate issues and as a result of other actions not directly related to the problem of archipelagic States.