In this Article, the author argues that UNCLOS III is a fatally flawed document that is inimical to the interests of the United States. He argues that the proposed seabed provisions violate philosophical, as well as practical interests, and legitimizes principles that would have an adverse impact on future international negotiations. The author proposes several amendments to the Draft Convention, and argues that only a treaty which recognizes that free market seabed mining and commercial exchange exploit no one will increase the prospects for free exchange, free trade, economic prosperity, and even world peace.
UNCLOS III: A Flawed Treaty,
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