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Dispute Settlement Mechanism in the Law of the Sea

Dispute settlement mechanism in the law of the sea 1. Background to the dispute settlement mechanism Traditionally, provisions for the settlement of disputes arising out of an international treaty are contained in a separate optional protocol, giving parties to the treaty the opportunity to choose to be bound by those provisions by accepting it, or...


International Seabed Authority

International Seabed Authority 1. Institutional structure of the International Seabed Authority The Authority is comprised of three principal organs: a) an Assembly made up of all members of the Authority and entrusted with the powers to set general policy b) a Council with powers to make executive decisions, made up of 36 members elected from...


Principle of the Freedoms of the High Seas

Principle of the freedoms of the high seas 1. Evolution of the principle of the freedoms of the seas The desire to control the seas in order to control navigation and exploit maritime resources probably dates back to the days when the Egyptians first plied the Mediterranean in papyrus rafts. Over the centuries, countries possessing...