Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982

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Convention on the Law of the
Sea of 1982
(or Law of the Sea Convention,
LOSC)
• Name : Convention
on the Law of the
Sea of 1982
• Draft Year : 1858
• Amendment years
: 1960, 1973
• International
Function
•The Convention on the Law of
the Sea of 1982 functions to
govern the seas. It is a treaty
that protects nations’ rights,
pollution of the sea, protecting
marine life, and deals with
pirates.
•Part of the Convention on the
Law of the Sea deals with
protecting and preserving
marine life, but most of the treaty
deals with law concerning the
sea.
•The Convention also address
concerns with dumping sewage
into the sea and the fishing
rights that fishermen have.
Regulation Enforcement
• Enforcement for this treaty is
complicated because many
countries have rights over
many parts of the sea.
• If a boat is flying a nation’s flag
then they are required to
enforce the regulations, and if
the boat is sailing in another
nation’s territory that nation is
required to ask permission to
enforce the regulations.
• Port nations and coastal
nations are also allowed the
right to enforce regulations.
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