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Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Jul 28, 1994
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001196)
Title (French)

Accord relatif à l'application de la Partie XI de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer du 10 décembre 1982

Title (Spanish)

Acuerdo sobre la aplicación de la Parte XI de la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho del Mar, de 10 de diciembre de 1982

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zur Durchführung des Teiles XI des Seerechts-Übereinkommens der Vereinten Nationen vom 10.Dezember 1982

Place of adoption
New York
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Jul 28, 1996
Subject
Mineral resources, Energy, Sea
Keyword
Deep sea bed Financing International organization Technology transfer Exploration High seas
Abstract

Objectives: To implement Part XI of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Summary of provisions: Parties undertake to implement Part XI of the Convention in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement (art. I), which are to prevail in the event of any inconsistency with Part XI (art. II). Section I deals with the work of the International Seabed Authority (the Authority) whose functions are to organise and control activities in the Area established in Part XI, particularly with a view to administering its resources. Section 1 also defines the procedure for the approval of a plan of work for exploration, and provides for the costs of the Authority. Section 2 concerns the Enterprise and its initial deep seabed mining operations through joint ventures. Section 3 deals with decision-making within the Authority, whose general policies are to be established by the Assembly in collaboration with the Council. Section 4 provides that provisions relating to the Review Conference in art. 155, paragraphs 1, 3 and 4 of the Convention are not to apply, but that the Assembly, on the recommendation of the Council, may undertake at any time a review of the matters referred to in paragraph 1 of art. 155. Sections 5 to 8 define the principles governing: - transfer of technology for the purposes of Part XI, - the production policy of the Authority, - its policy to give economic assistance to certain countries, - and the establishment of rules, regulations and procedures for financial terms of contracts. Mechanisms for the settlement of disputes are also provided for. Parties to the Agreement further agree that a certain number of provisions of the Convention are not to apply. Institutional mechanisms: A Finance Committee is established (Section 9). The early functions of the Authority upon entry into force of the Convention are to be carried out by the Assembly, the Council, the Secretariat, the Legal and Technical Commission, and the Finance Committee. The functions of the Economic Planning Commission are to be performed by the Legal and Technical Commission until such time as the Council decides otherwise or until the approval of the first plan of work for exploitation.

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