School of Law

New book: Underwater Cultural Heritage and International Law

Sarah Dromgoole’s monograph entitled Underwater Cultural Heritage and International Law was published by Cambridge University Press on 25 July 2013.

The book is the first full-scale study of the topic to be published in almost two decades. 


1. The evolution of international law on underwater cultural heritage
2. Defining underwater cultural heritage
3. Ownership and other interests in underwater cultural heritage
4. Sunken state vessels and aircraft
5. Application of salvage law and the law of finds
6. Commercial exploitation of underwater cultural heritage
7. Rights, jurisdiction and duties under general international law
8. UNESCO Convention 2001: jurisdictional mechanisms
9. UNESCO Convention 2001: implementation issues
10. UNESCO Convention 2001: further matters
Final reflections.

For further details, please visit the Cambridge University Press website.

Posted on Friday 2nd August 2013

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