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