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mare liberum

a sea open to navigation by shipping of all nations.
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Despite the popularity of Mare Liberum, sovereignty over territorial waters nevertheless remained an important concern.
By the time Grotius died, Mare Liberum had cycled through thirteen
based on a problematic reading of Mare Liberum and the context in which
Makassar, with its view of mare liberum, effectively utilized ocean trade routes to boost its economy (p.
One important principle that Makassar held was mare liberum, that the ocean is for all nations so that it was open for trade with any country, including those from Europe.
(80) Hugo Grotius, Mare Liberum: Sive De lure quod Batavis Competit ad Indicana Commercia (Leiden, 1609).
Grotius stands in the middle of the story because he posited the mathematical model of self-interest in his epochal De Indis, defended Dutch overseas interests with his Mare liberum, and formulated his epochal De iure belli ac pacis after his political career in the Dutch Republic had ended.
This has been one of the normative contents of international law since Grotius wrote his leading treatise "Mare Liberum," recognized as the foundation of modern public international law: The seas belong to all, and to none in particular.
He also interestingly points out direct connections between the struggle in the Straits and intellectual debates going on in Europe at the time, especially the famous lawyer Hugo Grotius' idea of Mare Liberum (The Free Sea).
Their Mare Liberum (Review of the History of the Seas), now up to no.