RESULTS OF THE THIRD LAW OF THE SEA CONFERENCE 1974 TO 1976: DEPARTMENT OF STATE

The purpose of the Conference is to reach agreement on a comprehensive treaty covering all the uses of the oceans. The most important issues are: The breadth of the territorial sea; transit passage through, under, and over international straits used for navigation; use and conservation of the living resources of the sea; coastal states' rights to the mineral resources of the continental shelf; exploitation of the minerals of the deep seabed; protection of the marine environment; marine scientific research; and a system for settling disputes arising from the interpretation and application of the treaty.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This is a report to the Congress.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20548
  • Publication Date: 1977-6-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ID-77-37
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM