Policy Issues in Ocean Law



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West Publishing Company


One undisputed truth about both the Caracas and Geneva Sessions of the Third Law of the Sea Conference is that there remain many unresolved issues of both immediate and long-range policy interest and significance for United States policymakers. this work, a product of the Working Group on Technical Issues of the Law of the Sea of the American Society of International Law, outlines legal and policy-oriented issues of timely importances. The papers add needed analysis to three of the outstanding ocean policy questions: The use of reservations to an international ocean agreement; the sharing of revenues from seabed mining; and interim resource management options in the absence of a definitive ocean treaty.


189 pages


Law of the Sea, environmental policy, ocean policy