San Diego Law Review


Louis B. Sohn

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On the last day of of the Caracas session of the Third Conference on the Law of the Sea a group of States presented a working paper on the settlement of law of the sea disputes. The working paper set out various possible alternatives, together with notes indicating relevant precedents. The hope was expressed that the working paper might serve as a framework for further discussions at the next session of the Conference. Early in its proceedings, the Working Group decided positively that the future Law of the Sea Convention should include effective dispute settlement provisions, which should be contained in a separate chapter of the Convention, without prejudice to special provisions that which might be contained in other chapters of the Convention.