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United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Dec 10, 1982
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000753)
Title abbreviation

UNCLOS

Title (French)

Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer

Title (Spanish)

Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho del Mar

Title (Other)

Seerechtsübereinkommen der Vereinten Nationen

Place of adoption
Montego Bay
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Nov 16, 1994
Subject
Legal questions, Sea
Keyword
Alien species Inspection Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Management/conservation Deep sea bed Islands Bycatch Offences/penalties Enforcement/compliance Risk assessment/management Fishing licence fee Authorization/permit Fishery management and conservation Total allowable catch Marine fisheries Liability/compensation Pollution control Future generations Marine pollution Dispute settlement Monitoring Stock enhancement/repopulation Maritime zone Policy/planning Marine pollution (dumping at sea) Size Contract/agreement Access right Education Data collection/reporting Research EIA International organization Long-range air pollution Marine mammals Mining Business/industry/corporations High seas Sovereignty Marine pollution (land-based sources) Migratory species Vessel ownership Court/tribunal Marine resources management Jurisdictional competence Fishing licence Harbour Early warning system/emergency intervention system Fishing gear/fishing method Navigation Registration Continental shelf Marine pollution (ship-based sources) Exploration Seasons International relations/cooperation Technology transfer EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone Sustainable use
Geographical area
Arctic
Link to abstract
TRE-AB-EN-000753.rtf
TRE-AB-OT-000753.rtf
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Website
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