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This is the introductory chapter of the book The international legal regime of areas beyond national jurisdiction : current and future developments which makes a contribution to a better understanding of key international law aspects of the ongoing debate on current and future international governance and regulation of areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). There can be little doubt that there remains an urgent need for the further elaboration and implementation of the current framework regime for ABNJ to take proper account of the protection and preservation of themarine environment, the conservation of marine biodiversity and the sustainable, fair and equitable use and allocation of their resources.

Keywords: areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ); international law; legal regime; marine living resources



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