NORMATIVE ASPECTS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN THE OCEANS, THE CASE OF MEXICO
The report examines the position of the government of Mexico regarding the scientific research activities conducted within its territorial sea by foreign vessels. However, this subject is examined not only from Mexico's national point of view, but also from the angle of the position adopted by the Third World countries as related to the new concept of the patrimonial sea, now developing in the context of the contemporary international Law of the Sea. Scientific research in the oceans could be generally presented in terms of two highly polarized trends: First, the position of technologically advanced countries which insist on supporting an absolute freedom of scientific research in the marine environment, with no limitations whatsoever; secondly, the firm attitude adopted by the majority of developing countries which advocate the establishment of certain normative guidelines intended to minimize the excesses and abuses which have been committed in the name of freedom of scientific research.
- Prepared by Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City. Faculty of Law.
University of Rhode Island, NarragansettNarragansett, RI USA 02882
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- Vargas, J A
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Foreign; International law; International relations; Jurisprudence and judicial processes; Oceanographic vessels; Oceans; Research; Territorial seas
- Geographic Terms: Mexico
- Old TRIS Terms: Oceanographic ships
- Subject Areas: Law; Marine Transportation; Research;
- Accession Number: 00133444
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Occasional paper-23, NOAA-76022507
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Jul 13 2002 12:00AM