San Diego Law Review

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This Article examines the proposed development of an International Seabed Authority to enforce and monitor the requirements of the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Seabed and in the Subsoil Thereof. The author argues that many of the provisions for the Authority's activities are rendered inoperable by developments beyond the control of the Law of the Sea Conference. The author suggests that there have been significant developments at both the conceptual level and the technical level that hinder the ability of the International Seabed Authority to monitor compliance with the prescriptions of the treaty and proposes various methods to adjust the activities of the Authority, within the terms of the Draft Convention of the Law of the Sea.