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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
Sea, Legal questions
Keyword
Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Fishing licence Liability/compensation Marine fisheries Marine pollution (dumping at sea) Size Early warning system/emergency intervention system Risk assessment/management Education International organization Continental shelf Marine resources management Fishery management and conservation Management/conservation Sovereignty Migratory species Total allowable catch Navigation Policy/planning Offences/penalties Court/tribunal Fishing gear/fishing method EIA Inspection EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone Monitoring Marine pollution (land-based sources) Vessel ownership Harbour Mining Future generations Access right International relations/cooperation Authorization/permit Deep sea bed Dispute settlement High seas Marine mammals Alien species Seasons Jurisdictional competence Data collection/reporting Islands Long-range air pollution Fishing licence fee Contract/agreement Maritime zone Marine pollution Enforcement/compliance Pollution control Business/industry/corporations Exploration Sustainable use Stock enhancement/repopulation Bycatch Registration Marine pollution (ship-based sources) Research Technology transfer
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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