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Title: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Alternative Title(s): UNCLOS
Available From: http://www.un.org/Depts/los/convention_agreements/convention_overview_convention.htm
Conclusion Date: 1982-12-10
Entry Into Force Date: 1994-11-16
Description: This international agreement establishes a legal order for the oceans. It contains provisions on territorial sea and innocent passage, international navigation, archipelagic states, exclusive economic zone (EEZ), continental shelf, high seas, regime of islands, enclosed seas, right of access of land-locked states, protection and preservation of the marine environment, marine scientific research, marine technology, and settlement of disputes.
UNCLOS annexes address a variety of additional topics, including highly migratory species and exploration and exploitation of marine resources. Annex VI includes the Statute of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
The site also includes information about ratification status, declarations, implementing agreements, dispute settlement, and a history of the convention.
The six official languages are available in a combination of formats, including HTML, PDF and WPD.
Legal Citation: 1833 UNTS 3; 21 ILM 1261 (1982)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Air, Space & Water > Water > Oceans & Law of the Sea
Home > International Environmental Law > Basic Sources
Home > Communications & Transport > Transport > Water
Home > International Dispute Settlement > Law of the Sea
Home > International Environmental Law > Oceans & Marine Sources
Keywords: maritime
oceans
watercourses
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea
Site Administrator: United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
doalos@un.org


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