Seminar on the Outcome of the Advisory Opinion Issued by the Seabed Disputes Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on 1 February 2011 on the Responsibilities and Obligations of States Sponsoring Activities in the International Seabed Area
6 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2011
Date Written: April 7, 2011
The Seabed Disputes Chamber has issued an important opinion advising on the current state of the law regarding the obligations and liability of States sponsoring deep seabed mining activities in the zone beyond national jurisdiction ("the Area"). This presentation discusses the common heritage nature of the Area and the measures that sponsoring States will need to take to satisfy their obligations under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and related instruments.
Keywords: law of the sea, seabed, liability, international environmental law
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