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Underwater Cultural Heritage and International Law. By Sarah Dromgoole. 400 pp. Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 June 2014

James A. R. Nafziger*
Thomas B. Stoel Professor of Law and Director of International Programs, Willamette University College of Law; Chair, International Law Association, Committee on Cultural Heritage Law.


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1 Of course, such luck never extends to any lost cargo or, especially, lost lives.

2 Strati, Anastasia. The Protection of the Underwater Heritage: An Emerging Objective of the Law of the Sea. Leiden, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 1995.

3 Most recently in Scovazzi, Tullio. “2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.” In Cultural Heritage Issues: The Legacy of Conquest, Colonization, and Commerce, edited by James A. R. Nafziger and Ann M. Nicgorski, 287 – 304. Leiden, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 2010.

4 Norway, Russia, Turkey, and Venezuela.

5 For an exegesis of the Convention, article by article, see O’Keefe, Patrick. Shipwrecked Heritage: A Commentary on the UNESCO Convention on Underwater Cultural Heritage. Builth Wells, United Kingdom: Institute of Art and Law, 2002.