In this detailed monograph on this subject matter, the author analyses first the development of the theory of the freedom of river navigation. The principal part of the work is devoted to a thorough study of the questions of beneficiaries of the right of navigation, the territorial scope, and the substantive law of the international regime of free navigation. The author points out that this regime is highly susceptible to gradations as to its content, its territorial ambit, and its beneficiaries. The navigation acts reflect apart from the great differences in the economic conditions of the regions through which the international rivers flow and the political and economic conceptions of the era in which they were devised. Nevertheless, the rules which constitute the common law of the international regime of river navigation can be distinguished from the navigation acts in such a way as to permit the reader to infer the general from the particular. The author proceeds by a method of abstraction directed at the selection of their common elements, which permit him to draw conclusions having general validity. Of special interest to international lawyers, universities, shipping companies, political scientists and students.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sijthoff and Noordhoff International Publishers

    20010 Century Boulevard
    Germantown, MD  United States  20767
  • Authors:
    • Vitanyi, B
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: 406 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00312200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM