Faculty Books

Seafarers: an international labor market
Gomylex editorial
Moira McConnell (2 chapters). Access free ebook here.
"The book considers the changes in work on board merchant ships. This is the first internationalized sector, due to open registry shipping, search of a skilled and competitive labour force. The 2006 ILO Maritime Labour Convention takes a universal dimension and renews the framework of this sector, including a social certification. Control of ships by the port state contributes to the effectiveness of international standards, and their regionalization. The European social law seeks to integrate the international dimension of this sector, to build a harmonized regional market and to treat shipping companies as any other company. The control of manning companies and the link of seafarers to a social protection system are two particularly complex projects, which might lead to unfair competition."
Aquaculture Law and Policy: Global, Regional and National Perspectives
Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David VanderZwaag, Nigel Bankes, and Irene Dahl
This three-part guide to aquaculture-related law and policy reviews access and benefit sharing, law of the sea, and trade. In addition to regional perspectives, Aquaculture Law and Policy: Global, Regional and National Perspectives discusses the EU and other fisheries management organizations. The book also includes 11 case studies that examine how  leaders in the field have implemented sustainability practices in their countries.
Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law
U.S. and International Perspectives

Oxford University Press
Edited by Randall S. Abate and Foreword by Robin Kundis Craig
Ocean Law and Coastal Law have grown rapidly in the past three decades as specialty areas within natural resources law and environmental law. The protection of oceans has received increased attention in the past decade because of the global overfishing crisis, widespread depletion of marine living resources (such as marine mammals and coral reefs), and oil pollution. During this same period, climate change regulation has emerged as a focus of international environmental diplomacy, and has gained increased attention in the wake of disturbing and abrupt climate change related impacts throughout the world that have profound implications for ocean and coastal regulation and marine resources.

Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law effectively brings together the two worlds of climate change and ocean and coastal management. It raises important questions about whether and how ocean and coastal law will respond to the regulatory challenges that climate change presents to resources in the oceans and coasts of the U.S. and the world. This comprehensive work assembles the insights of global experts from academia and major NGOs (e.g., Center for International Environmental Law, Ocean Conservancy, and Environmental Law Institute) to address regulatory challenges from the perspectives of U.S. law, foreign domestic law, and international law.
Polar Oceans Governance in an Eara of Environmental Change
Edited by T. Stephens and David L. VanderZwaag
This timely book provides a cutting-edge assessment of how the dynamic ocean regions at the highest latitudes on earth are being managed in an era of unprecedented environmental change. The Arctic and Southern oceans are experiencing transformative environmental change as a result of climate change and ocean acidification. As areas of unparalleled environmental, cultural and scientific value, they are crucibles for testing how integrated, eco-systemic governance frameworks can be developed to meet and address volatile environmental, political and economic challenges. Drawing especially on Australian and Canadian experiences in polar oceans management through multilateral global and regional institutions, the book identifies policy options for improving the governance of the Arctic and Southern Oceans. In offering a pioneering 'bipolar' assessment of environmental management at both Polar Regions, this important book will be an essential resource for policymakers, scholars and students actively engaged in discussion and debate on the future of polar oceans governance in the Anthropocene.
Environmental Law: Cases and Materials (Second Edition)
Carswell, 2013
Meinhard Doelle and Chris Tollefson

In this new edition of Canada’s leading environmental law text, Professors Doelle and Tollefson provide a fully updated and much expanded treatise that will be welcomed by students, practitioners and environmental professionals alike. It includes a comprehensive collection of cases, articles, commentary, notes and questions and covers a broad range of topics. This second edition includes significant new material and analysis on a variety of important topics including the constitutional division of powers, the Smith v. Inco litigation, recent Fisheries Act and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act reforms, emerging Species At Risk Act caselaw, and developments in climate change and carbon law.
The Regulation of Continental Shelf Development
Brill, 2013
Edited by Myron H. Nordquist, University of Virginia School of Law, John Norton Moore, University of Virginia School of Law, Aldo Chircop, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University and Ronán Long, National University of Ireland, Galway

The lack of international conventional law governing the operational aspects of continental shelf activity may be characterized as unfinished business of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Convention, adopted in 1982, generally addressed the issue but did not consider more detailed development of the legal regime for the continental shelf. In The Regulation of Continental Shelf Development: Rethinking International Standards, leading experts from around the world identify and explore a multitude of unresolved legal concerns related to the continental shelf.
Promoting Compliance in an Evolving Climate Regime
Cambridge University Press, 2012
Edited by Jutta Brunnée, Meinhard Doelle and Lavanya Rajamani

As the contours of a post-2012 climate regime begin to emerge, compliance issues will require increasing attention. This volume considers the questions that the trends in the climate negotiations raise for the regime’s compliance system. It reviews the main features of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, canvasses the literature on compliance theory and examines the broader experience with compliance mechanisms in other international environmental regimes.
The Regulation of International Shipping: International and Comparative Perspectives: Essays in Honor of Edgar Gold
Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2012
Edited by Aldo Chircop, Norman Letalik, Ted L. McDorman, Susan J. Rolston

“Marine transport, and the law and policy within which it operates, must be seen as very similar to other international undertakings operating on a transnational scale.” These concluding words in Edgar Gold’s Maritime Transport (Lexington, 1981) aptly capture the past, present and future of the regulation of international shipping. This book pays tribute to a mariner, legal practitioner and university teacher with a unique understanding of shipping and maritime trade.
Canadian Environmental Protection Act & Commentary: 2005/06 Edition; 2006/07 Edition; 2007 Edition; 2008 Edition
By Meinhard Doelle, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., J.S.D.
Since its passage in 1988, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) has been the cornerstone of federal environmental law and policy.
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: A Legal Primer to an Emerging International Regime 

Moira McConnell, Dominic Devlin, Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), adopted by the International Labour Organization, is the fourth pillar of the international maritime regulatory regime. It both fills a gap in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and complements the International Maritime Organization’s core conventions. The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: A Legal Primer to an Emerging International Regime discusses the MLC, 2006 within the contexts of labour and maritime law, and provides an annotated version of the text.
Recasting Transboundary Fisheries Management Arrangements in Light of Sustainability Principles-Canadian and International Perspectives

Edited by Dawn A. Russell and David L. VanderZwaag     
The management of transboundary fish stocks might be described as a complex mosaic. Multiple fora are trying to incrementally shift the fisheries management course towards a sustainable future. 

This book offers current Canadian and international perspectives on the challenges facing regional fisheries management organizations, as well as bilateral and national arrangements, as they face the tides of sustainability reform. Struggles to implement precautionary and ecosystem approaches are especially highlighted.
Eritrean Carriage of Goods by Sea Law: Designing a Forward
 Looking Regime

Berhanykun Ghebremedhn
The geopolitical location of Eritrea makes it an important shipping route. Since independence, it has embarked on a major rehabilitation and expansion of its transportation network. This monograph analyses the existing Eritrean, and the new draft shipping law in light of other relevant national laws, regional and international conventions, and jurisprudence, and sets out detailed recommendations that the emergent law must accommodate in order to serve its reform objectives.

Environmental Law: Cases and Materials

Meinhard Doelle with Chris Tollefson      
This is an entirely new and unique casebook for use in environmental law courses across Canada written by two leading academics in the field of environmental law. It includes a comprehensive collection of cases, articles, commentary, notes and questions. It is designed as a teaching tool for a foundation course in environmental law.
Understanding and Strengthening European Union-Canada Relations in Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance 

Edited by: Timo Koivurova, Aldo Chircop, Erik Franckx, Erik J. Molenaar and David L. VanderZwaag      
Climate Governance in the Arctic

Edited by: Timo Koivurova, E. Carina H. Keskitalo and Nigel Bankes
Climate Governance in the Arctic considers two aspects of climate change from an institutional perspective. It focuses on how relevant regimes, institutions and governance systems support mitigation of climate change. It also examines the extent to which the varying governance arrangements in the Arctic support adaptation and the development of adaptation processes for the region. The book’s focus on Arctic governance offers unique insights within climate change mitigation and adaptation research.
The Future of Ocean Regime-Building: 
Essays in Tribute to Douglas M. Johnston
Edited by: Aldo Chircop, Ted L. McDorman and Susan J. Rolston
With diverse disciplinary backgrounds and perspectives, the distinguished contributors to this tribute follow a long tradition of scholarly inquiry into the governance, creation, operation, viability and maintenance of international regimes. Their contributions on ocean and environmental regimes as diverse as fisheries, ocean dumping, maritime security, seafarers’ rights, or enhancement of marine environmental protection attest to the depth to which modern international law and the underlying international relations have been transformed into an international law of structured cooperation.
The Federal Environmental Assessment Process - A Guide and Critique
The Evolution of Federal Environmental Assessment Procedures

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) is among the most employed pieces of legislation in this country, a statute that applies to thousands of development projects per year. Understanding how the government wields this potentially powerful tool and how the process works is vital for all environmental and natural resource lawyers. 

Professor Meinhard Doelle brings a vast range of environmental law experience to the project.
Places of Refuge for Ships
This book is about the contemporary problem of places of refuge for ships in need of assistance. With modern ships carrying large volumes of hazardous cargo and fuel, a disabled ship can pose a significant threat to the marine environment and interests of an affected coastal state. Today, while the humanitarian right to assistance remains, the threat to the marine environment and the coastal state has to be considered in the granting of refuge. Written by scholars and practitioners, the book consists of 20 multidisciplinary chapters addressing the law, policy and management aspects of the problem.
International Law: Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied in Canada, 7th Edition
General Editors: Hugh M. Kindred & Phillip M. Saunders.
The seventh edition of International Law: Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied in Canada is primarily designed for students and others who experience the world from a Canadian perspective. While the text includes international documents and decisions, it also draw extensively on the practice of international law, chiefly as interpreted and applied in Canada.
From Hot Air to Action? Climate Change, Compliance and the Future of International Environmental Law.
Meinhard Doelle, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., J.S.D.
“Climate change is not a problem that can be adequately addressed by any one national.  It’s a global problem requiring a global solution. Meinhard Doelle’s examination of the international community’s attempts to grapple with the challenge of climate change through the Kyoto Protocaol is essential reading for anyone concerned about the future of humanity and our capacity to change it for the better.” — David Suzuki
MEPIELAN Studies in International Environmental Law and Negotiation
Edited by Evangelos Raftopoulos and Moira L. McConnell
Contributions to international environmental negotiation in the Mediterranean context.
Maritime Law in Canada
Aldo Chircop and Hugh Kindred, and Edgar Gold
Maritime Law in Canada was awarded The Walter Owen Book Prize (2005) by the Foundation for Legal Research.
The authors have written the first general treatment of Canadian maritime law to be published since 1916. This comprehensive text covers the whole of modern shipping law.