United States' Ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention: Securing Our Navigational Future While Managing China's Blue Water Ambitions

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Michael J. Kelly

Creighton University School of Law; American Bar Association, Business Law Section; American Society of International Law

Date Written: December 31, 2012

Abstract

American ratification of the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea Convention would protect America's maritime interests abroad, position the U.S. to help resolve difficult maritime boundary disputes between China and her Pacific neighbors, and further the security interests of the Navy.

Keywords: Law of the Sea, China, security, Arctic, commerce, maritime, treaty, Senate, South China Sea, Japan, Navy, fishing, boundary, Senkaku, Diayou, islands

JEL Classification: K10, K33

Suggested Citation

Kelly, Michael J., United States' Ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention: Securing Our Navigational Future While Managing China's Blue Water Ambitions (December 31, 2012). Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2322042

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