mare liberum


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mare liberum

(ˈmɑːreɪ ˈliːbərʊm)
n
(Law) law a sea open to navigation by shipping of all nations
[Latin: free sea]

ma•re li•be•rum

(ˈmɛər i ˈlɪb ər əm, ˈmɑr eɪ)
n.
a body of navigable water to which all nations have unrestricted access.
[< Latin: free sea]

mare liberum

a body or stretch of navigable water to which all nations or countries have unrestricted access. Cf. mare clausum.
See also: Sea
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Noun1.mare liberum - (free sea) a navigable body of water to which all nations have equal accessmare liberum - (free sea) a navigable body of water to which all nations have equal access
waterway - a navigable body of water
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Mare Liberum revolved around two key principles: first, that 'the High Seas were laissez-faire domains to be used by all nations,' and second, that no state could claim these as their own.
He produced a massive treatise on the question of war booty, of which a single chapter was published in 1609 as Mare Liberum, (The Free Sea).
Following this, Hamid presents the principle of mare liberum (free sea, in which the ocean is free for any countries to navigate through and utilize) that was applied by the Makassar Kingdom (Chapter 8).
As Bown asserts, it is true that the treaty inspired Hugo Grotius to argue, in his Mare Liberum [1609], in favor of freedom of navigation and thus launched a philosophical and legal debate over this issue that continues to the present day.
In this scholarly and tightly-argued book, Peter Borschberg re-examines Hugo Grotius's De Iure Praedae (and that part of it that appeared as Mare Liberum in particular), considering why and how the jurist composed the work, what sources he used, and what long-term impact resulted.
En tal sentido, el objetivo de este trabajo es presentar una vision global del debate que se viene desarrollando en el seno de la comunidad internacional sobre el particular, para lo que primero se desarrolla brevemente las dos tesis tradicionalmente opuestas respecto a los usos del mar: Mare Liberum y Mare Clausum, y luego el concepto de patrimonio comun de la humanidad en el ambito maritimo.
Leon Gomez Rivas sobre "Comercio y Diplomacia: la Tregua de los Doce Anos en el marco de las disputas sobre La libertad de los mares", La obra de Grocio Mare Liberum fue traida a colacion para visualizar el debate teorico que se genero en estos primeros anos del siglo XVII sobre el trafico maritimo y la participacion en el mismo de las diversas potencias europeas.
It was Grotius' arguments presented in his Mare Liberum, outlining the right of all nations to free trade and navigation, which played an important role in the coming to terms of the Twelve Years' Truce.
Alexandrowicz traces the seventeenth-century legal debate between the Portuguese and Dutch concerning sovereignty in Asia that arose from the publication of Hugo Grotius's Mare Liberum.
79) The publication of Hugo Grotius's Mare Liberum in 1609 coincided with James's policy of restricting Dutch fishing in British waters, thus putting a specifically Scoto-British argument for mare clausum at the centre of a global argument over rights of dominium.
English and Dutch writers formulated the language of interest in politics, though their positions might be diametrically opposed, as when John Selden opposed Grotius's Mare liberum with an argument on behalf of Mare clausum.