The Role of Industry Self-regulation in International Maritime Law

Christian Frier, Kim Østergaard

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This chapter examines the role of industry self-regulation in relation to international maritime law. While multilateral intergovernmental agreements are important to encouraging regulatory harmonisation, private actors have an essential role in industry, both in developing norms and in making rules and standards effective to ensure safe and secure shipping on clean oceans. Nonetheless, private actors are often overlooked and yet to be placed in the context of international maritime law and especially the United Nations Convention of Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This chapter does so by analysing industry self-regulation in relation to UNCLOS, flag states and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea : A System of Regulation
EditorsKristina Siig, Birgit Feldtmann, Fenella M.W. Billing
Number of pages20
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Publication date2024
ISBN (Print)9780367673901, 9780367673932
ISBN (Electronic)9781003131182
Publication statusPublished - 2024
SeriesGlobalization: Law And Policy

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Published online: 9 October 2023.

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