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New FNI Book on Maritime Delimitation Dispute in the Adriatic

Davor Vidas:  Hrvatsko-slovensko razgranicenje (Croatian-Slovenian Delimitation)(01.09.2009) In a recently published book, FNI Senior Research Fellow Davor Vidas explains the legal and policy aspects of the Croatian-Slovenian maritime delimitation dispute. This dispute has been an open, and increasingly acute, problem for the relations between the two countries for the past 18 years.

In his book, Vidas, who is an expert in international law, has reviewed selected, emerging issues, including the proclamations of zones of sovereign rights and jurisdictions, general agreements and obstacles to their implementation, and implications of EU documents and EU-related regional policy developments for the delimitation dispute. Special focus of his analysis has been paid to the Slovenian-claimed 'right to direct territorial exit to the high seas' in light of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and in respect of practical and safety regulations for international navigation adopted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and others.

Davor VidasThe book, which is a collection of 14 essays, is entitled Hrvatsko-slovensko razgranicenje (Croatian-Slovenian Delimitation) and has been published by the renowned Croatian Skolska Knjiga publishing house. The book has received considerable attention in Croatia as well as in the neighbouring countries, and in addition to a press conference and a large number of reviews and news articles in the media, Vidas was invited to personally deliver a copy of the book to Croatian President Stjepan Mesic.

Davor Vidas: Hrvatsko-slovensko razgranicenje ('Croatian-Slovenian Delimitation'). Zagreb, Skolska knjiga, 2009, 75 p. ISBN: 978-953-0-60853-5. In Croatian.

Further information:
   Book presentation at Skolska Knjiga's website (in Croatian)
   Read more about FNI's research on Marine Affairs and the Law of the Sea
   Contact person: Davor Vidas
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