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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Seabed Disputes

María Teresa Infante Caffi

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 October 2023

UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Marine environment, protection — Maritime boundaries

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Section 5, Part XI United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982) (‘Convention’) establishes the structure and characteristics of the special dispute settlement system applicable to disputes with respect to activities in the International Seabed Area (‘Area’). 2 The Area is defined in Article 1, 1 (1) of the Convention that sets out that this space is the seabed and ocean floor and the subsoil thereof, beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. The common heritage of mankind provides the bases for a system of norms applicable to the Area and its...
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