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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Seabed Authority (ISA)

Michael W Lodge

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 January 2021

Subject(s):
International co-operation — Mineral resources — Marine living resources — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea)

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The International Seabed Authority (‘ISA’; ‘Authority’) is an autonomous international organization established by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (‘UN Convention on the Law of the Sea’ or ‘Convention’). All States Parties to the Convention are ipso facto members of the ISA. The ISA’s chief functions relate to deep seabed mining, but it also has an important role as regards marine scientific research in the international seabed area. While from an organizational point of view it is essentially a classic international organization, its...
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