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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