Law of the Sea


law of the sea
law of the sea often cap L&S: a body of international law promulgated by United Nations convention and covering a range of ocean matters including territorial zones, access to and transit on the sea, environmental preservation, and the resolution of international disputes

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

Law of the Sea
n.
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; an international agreement that sets rules for the use of the world’s oceans, establishing territorial boundaries and governing the management of marine resources.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


law of the sea
The part of public international law that deals with maritime issues.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


law of the sea
The part of public international law that deals with maritime issues.

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