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Convention on the High Seas

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Apr 29, 1958
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000144)
Title (French)

Convention sur la haute mer

Title (Spanish)

Convención sobre la Alta Mar

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen über die Hohe See

Place of adoption
Geneva
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Sep 30, 1962
Subject
Fisheries, Air & atmosphere, Waste & hazardous substances, Sea
Keyword
Marine fisheries Access right Marine pollution Maritime zone Jurisdictional competence Deep sea bed Sovereignty Exploration High seas Navigation
Geographical area
Arctic
Abstract

Objective: To codify the rules of international law relating to the high seas.

Summary of provisions: States undertake to draw up regulations to prevent pollution of the sea by oil from ships and pipelines or resulting from the exploration and exploitation of the sea-bed (art. 24). They further agree to take measures to prevent pollution of the sea by dumping of radioactive waste and to cooperate with international agencies in taking such measures to prevent pollution of the seas or airspace above them resulting from radioactive materials or other harmful agents (art. 25).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)

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* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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