© 1967

The Nationality of Ships


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. H. Meyers
    Pages 1-30
  3. H. Meyers
    Pages 31-121
  4. H. Meyers
    Pages 122-195
  5. H. Meyers
    Pages 196-299
  6. H. Meyers
    Pages 300-351
  7. H. Meyers
    Pages 352-368
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 369-395

About this book


It gives me great pleasure to introduce this work by Dr. H. Meyers. The problem of "The Nationality of Ships" has long been one of the most difficult problems in the international law of the sea. It has been made more acute recently by the growth of "flags of convenience". Legally, the problem has been complicated or simplified-according to one's point of view-by the emergence of the concept of the "genuine link" associated with the Judgment of the International Court of Justice in the Nottebohm case (second phase) in 1955. Other develop­ ments have included the thorough preparatory work of the Internation­ al Law Commission leading up to the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, held in Geneva in 1958; the debates at that Con­ ference and particularly its adoption of the Convention on the High Seas; and finally the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice in the case concerning the Constitution of the Maritime Safety Committee of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation in 1960. All these developments have thrown light on the problem ofthe allocation of ships to one or other of the politically organised territorial communities (or States) of which the present international society is largely composed. But an agreed solution acceptable to all the interests concerned seems as far away as ever. The question of ships operated by international institutions such as the United Nations is another problem which awaits a satisfactory answer.


United Nations growth international law international organizations law of the sea

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Nationality of Ships
  • Authors Herman Meyers
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1967
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-8693-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-9510-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 395
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public International Law
    Economic Geography
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