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The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects

David Freestone, Richard Barnes, and David Ong


It is now more than ten years since the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) came into force, and more than twenty years since it was concluded in December of 1982, after more than nine years of negotiations. The famous ‘package deal’ that it represented addressed many of the problematic issues which previous conventions had been unable to settle. This collection of essays by academics and practitioners provides a critical review of the LOSC and its relationship to, and interface with, the wide range of developments which have occurred since 1982. The individual chapters ... More

Keywords: United Nations Convention, ocean regulation, oceans governance, ocean space, ocean use

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199299614
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299614.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Freestone, editor
Deputy General Counsel, Advisory Services, Legal Vice Presidency, The World Bank

Richard Barnes, editor
Lecturer, The Law School, The University of Hull

David Ong, editor
Reader, The Department of Law, The University of Essex

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1 The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects

Richard Barnes, David Freestone, and David M Ong

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