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AuthorObieta, Joseph A. author
TitleThe International Status of the Suez Canal [electronic resource] / by Joseph A. Obieta
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1970
Edition Second edition
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At the turn of the century, a definitive history of the Suez Canal by Charles-Roux, L' I sthme et le Canal de Suez, listed in its bibliograยญ phy 1499 items on this major interoceanic waterway. A conservative estimate would probably set at double, treble, or quadruple this number the notes and studies on the Suez Canal which have been published since 1901. A word of explanation about a further work on the Canal may therefore be called for. Throughout its history the Suez Canal has been the focus of conยญ troversy and conflict, arising out of attempts to control this crucial point on the sea passage linking Europe with the east coast of Africa, India, the Far East and Australasia. Much of this troubled history yields more readily to political than to legal analysis. The most important single legal question about the Canal concerns the dimenยญ sions of the right of free passage. That question has become of grave concern to the entire world community only with the war between the Arab States and Israel and the short-lived conflict of 1956-57 between France, Great Britain, and Israel on the one hand and Egypt on the other


I. Historical Background -- Section I: The Construction of the Canal -- Section II: The First Years of the Canal -- Section III: The Canal under British Occupation -- Section IV: The Canal under Egyptian Control -- II. International Canals -- Section I: Definition -- Section II: The Establishment of the International Regime -- Section III: Legal Nature -- Section IV: Legal Consequences -- III. The Suez Canal from 1854 to 1888: The International Canal -- Section I: The Intention of the Sovereign -- Section II: The Regime of Internationality -- Section III: The Other Regimes -- IV. The Suez Canal from 1888 to 1956: The Neutralized Canal -- Section I: The New Regime -- Section II: Legal Effects of the Convention -- Section III: The Convention in the Practice of States -- Section IV: Legal Consequences -- V. The Suez Canal since 1956: The Nationalized Canal -- Section I: Legal Character of the Canal Company -- Section II: Effects of Nationalization on the Legal Regime of the Canal -- Section III: Legal Guarantees Concerning the International Regime -- VI. The Application of the Egyptian Declaration: April 24, 1957 - November 17, 1969 -- Appendix A: The Concession of 1856 -- Appendix B: The Constantinople Convention of 1888 -- Appendix C: Security Councilโ{128}{153}s Resolution of October 13, 1956 -- Appendix D: Egyptian Declaration of April 24, 1957

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