Presentation on theme: "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea By: Alexis Jacobs."— Presentation transcript:
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea By: Alexis Jacobs
DRAFT YEAR: 1982 INTERNATIONAL LAW AMENDED ONCE IN 1994 Convention of the Law of the Sea of 1982
Function and Environmental Impact The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources. This protects fish stocks, regulates mineral resources offshore, and provides pollution control for the oceans. Aids in preventing ‘tragedy of the commons’ by holding countries responsible for communal waterways.
Agency Responsible The United Nations is responsible for the regulation and enforcement of this international law More specifically, the entrusted entity is the Secretary-General of the United Nations