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Bing Bing Jia on the Regime of International Straits: Current State of the Law
30 Mar 2015 -  Mr. Bing Bing Jia, Professor of International Law, Tsinghua Law School, Beijing, China

"The Regime of International Straits: Current State of the Law"
This talk is concerned with the current state of the law on international straits. It takes a renewed look at certain fundamental questions in the light of an array of accumulated instances of practice since 1998. The slowness of the regime of transit passage as established under UNCLOS in passing into the body of customary law is a marked feature of the post-1998 practice. The reason for this lies in the differences growing between the text of UNCLOS and State practice in relation to several main