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Was it Worth the Effort?

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AbstractThis article asks whether the effort involved in the nine years of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III) negotiation was worthwhile. It finds various styles of treaty-making in the Law of the Sea Convention and examines some of the dynamics of the UNCLOS III negotiation process which provide possible reasons for this unusual mix of treaty-making models. It then assesses whether this monumental international treaty-making venture was indeed worth the effort.

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