The Law of the Sea Treaty: A Review of the Issues

Publication Date: April 1981

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Guy M. Hicks

Research Area: Law and ethics

Keywords: Energy and environment

Type: Report


The purpose of this paper is to briefly review past negotiations and examine the basic controversies involving the current Law of the Sea Convention Text as prepared by the Ninth Session of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea held last summer in Geneva, Switzerland.