INTERVENTION RIGHTS OF STATES FOR HIGH SEAS AS PER INTERNATIONAL LAW: MAV? MARMARA CASE

Abstract

Author(s): Ali GK

On May 2010 Israel had intervene to the non-militarian ships declared they were carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza while they were sailing on high sea, and caused loss of lives of 9 civilian and many injured. The ships were carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza and also aiming to call attention to the problems caused by Israel blockade, under the leadership of non-govermental organizations from different countries. That attack named “Mavi Marmara Case” in the literature and caused many discussion under international law.According to 1958 Geneva Convention on the High Seas and 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, main principal for high seas is independency of high seas. Mentioned principal provides guarantee to ships to sail on high seas without intervention of any state, unless any damage loss caused by them. International Law also says states are liable for neccessary precautions to avoid any loss or damage. This article is a study of intervention rights and liabilities of states under 1958 Geneva Convention on the High Seas and 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea referring to Mavi Marmara Case.

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