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United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea

Abstract: 
The 1982 agreement defining the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources. Most significant issues covered are setting limits, navigation, archipelagic status and transit regimes, exclusive economic zones (EEZs), continental shelf jurisdiction, deep seabed mining, the exploitation regime, pollution management, protection of the marine environment, scientific research, and settlement of disputes.
Author: 
mfernan2@wellesley.edu
Institution: 
The United Nations
Input By: 
Maria Francesca R. Fernandez
Affiliation: 
United Nations sub-office
Dimensions-Problem/Solution: 
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Extraction & Processing Transport Food & Agriculture
Datatype(s): 
Agreements