San Diego Law Review


H. Gary Knight

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In opposition to Professor Laylin, this Article questions whether the United States should take unilateral action or attempt to secure an international agreement during the Third United Nations Conference. This Article contends that the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act is inconsistent with the United States' present ocean policy, will have an adverse effect on current law of the sea negotiations, and contravenes international expectations as evidenced by the resolutions of the United Nations' General Assembly. Because the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act does not adequately serve the U.S.'s resource management interests, this Article concludes that an international approach should be taken towards the mining of deep seabed resources.