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Law of the Sea

Clive Anderson and a panel of legal experts discuss how the law of the sea struggles to achieve justice across three quarters of the surface of the planet.

Clive Anderson and some of the country's top legal minds discuss the law of the sea, examining the problems of trying to achieve justice over three-quarters of the earth's surface in the face of competing national interests.

Are the high seas a legal wild west, or can national and international law be brought together to address such complex issues as piracy, oil spills, fishing quotas and Arctic seabed mining rights?

And even if adequate law exists, who is responsible for seeing that it is enforced?

Guests include Britain's former judge at the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, David Anderson, and legal experts on piracy and environmental law.

Producer: Brian King
An Above The Title production for BBC Radio 4.

45 minutes

Last on

Sat 15 Jan 2011 22:15