This Article discusses the need for, and structure of, a temporary preparatory commission to begin work on the International Seabed Authority once the Draft Treaty on the Law of the Sea has been ratified. Acknowledging that the Authority will require a preparatory commission to pay the way for their early stages, the author examines the possible permutations of such an authority and concludes that the debate over the structuring of the Preparatory Commission will be another obstacle to convention ratification.
Bridging the Gap for Seabed Mining: Preparatory Instruments for the New Law of the Sea Convention,
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