Alexander Lott’s monography The Estonian Straits was published by Brill
The book is based on Alexander’s doctoral thesis The Estonian Straits: Exceptions to the Strait Regime of Innocent or Transit Passage defended at the University of Tartu School of Law on the 22th of May 2017.
In The Estonian Straits, Alexander Lott establishes the interrelations between the main legal categories of straits and provides legal classifications for the Viro Strait in the Gulf of Finland as well as the Irbe Strait and the Sea of Straits in the Gulf of Riga. Consequently, the passage rights of foreign ships and aircrafts in the northeastern part of the Baltic Sea are determined.
The author demonstrates that the legal regime of the Estonian Straits has been and continues to be determined by such factors as the outer limits of maritime zones, treaties, islands, maritime boundary delimitation, domestic law on internal waters and baselines as well as geopolitical implications (particularly the concept of State continuity).
Alexander Lott is a lecturer at the University of Tartu School of Law.