This study analyzes the positions of the U.S., the EC Commission and of the International maritime organizations and seeks to demonstrate that: 1. there is no appropriate legal framework for strengthening international public security; and 2. the qualification of the CSI and C-TPAT as maritime transport security measures, must be understood as a tool in establishing the authority of the EC Commission over the EC member states. The article discusses: 1. The ability of the United States to proceed unilaterally, within the legal framework of the law of the sea; 2. The character of the Container Security Initiative; 3. The position and role of the EC Commission; and 4. The position of the International Maritime Organization, which has been suggested as the appropriate international legal frame-work.
|Pages (from-to)||139 - 161|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- Maritime transport security
- Container Security Initiative