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British Accession to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

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On 21 July 1997, the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary announced the United Kingdom?s decision to accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (?the Convention?), a decision which was acted upon four days later in New York. This chapter reviews the background to the British Government?s decision to accede to the Convention and ratify the Implementation Agreement, as well as the actual terms of the accession. It considers the way in which the Convention is being implemented in the law and practice of the United Kingdom. Methods of implementing the Convention around the world have varied considerably. The Convention, in other words, does not prescribe any particular methods by which States Parties give effect to its terms at the national level. The UK?s accession has strengthened further the regime of the Convention, including its institutions.

Keywords: Commonwealth Secretary; Implementation Agreement; Law of the Sea; States Parties; UK?s accession; United Nations Convention

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