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19 The International Maritime Organization

Aldo Chircop

From: The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea

Edited By: Donald R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott, Tim Stephens

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 12 May 2021

International organizations — Law of the sea — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Exclusive economic zone

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is an intergovernmental organization with special competence in matters relating to navigation and shipping. It also plays a critical role in the international law of the sea. This chapter discusses the purposes, functions, and governance structure of the IMO; and the functions of the IMO in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC).

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