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law of the sea:

see maritime lawmaritime law,
system of law concerning navigation and overseas commerce. Because ships sail from nation to nation over seas no nation owns, nations need to seek agreement over customs related to shipping.
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international agreement regulating the use and exploitation of the world's oceans. The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982) calls for limited, and strictly controlled, mining of the seabed; establishes in general a 12-nautical-mile (22-kilometer) limit for
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in international law, the principle that outside its territorial waters (see waters, territorial) a state may not claim sovereignty over the seas, except with respect to its own vessels.
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sea, law of the,

international agreement regulating the use and exploitation of the world's oceans. The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982) calls for limited, and strictly controlled, mining of the seabed; establishes in general a 12-nautical-mile (22-kilometer) limit for territorial waters; gives all nations' ships the right of "innocent passage" through crucial straits; and sets up international antipollution regulations. Most of the industrial nations opposed the restrictions on seabed mining, but Third World nations, the chief beneficiaries of the agreement, favored the treaty and created the majority that passed it. The United States has not signed the treaty, and it and other nations have sought to renegotiate the provisions on seabed mining. The treaty came into force in 1994 after it was ratified by the required 60 nations, but many provisions already had been internationally accepted. See also maritime lawmaritime law,
system of law concerning navigation and overseas commerce. Because ships sail from nation to nation over seas no nation owns, nations need to seek agreement over customs related to shipping.
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in international law, the principle that outside its territorial waters (see waters, territorial) a state may not claim sovereignty over the seas, except with respect to its own vessels.
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The dynamic between Mochtar and Djalal in conducting bilateral negotiations on multiple fronts during the third Law of the Sea conference (which began in 1973) is prominently highlighted in the book.
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The Russian side has informed the Netherlands and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea that it doesn't accept the arbitration procedure in the Arctic Sunrise case, and is not planning to take part in the tribunals," the ministry said in a statement Wednesday, adding that Moscow is still "open to the settlement" of the case.
Whether the dialogue process is on or not, both the states have obligations under Article 76 (in respect of Continental Shelf), Article 74 (in respect of the Exclusive Economic Zone) and Article 15 (in respect of the territorial sea) of the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention to arrive at a negotiated settlement based on principles of International Law.
all other Arctic Council members have ratified the Law of the Sea Treaty.
New York, June 11 -- Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative in New York, Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona was elected Vice President of the Conference of State Parties of the Law of the Sea Convention.
This year's World Oceans Day falls as the international community marks an important milestone: the thirtieth anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The United States was a key player in the early 1980s in the United Nations' development of the Law of the Sea Treaty.