United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

United Nations, - (1982) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). [Website]

Abstract

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III), which took place from 1973 through 1982. The Law of the Sea Convention defines 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. All eight Arctic states are bound by the Convention, either statutory or through customary international law, the Convention thus governing the transportation, natural resource exploitation and continental shelf claims at the Arctic Sea.

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    Uncontrolled Keywords: UNCLOS, UN, United Nations, Law of the Sea, Sea, Oceans
    Subjects: Natural Environment > Oceans
    Peoples, Cultures and Societies > Law and Policy
    Organizations: Unspecified
    Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2011 23:34
    URI: http://library.arcticportal.org/id/eprint/1273

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