San Diego Law Review

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This Article examines and critiques the dispute resolution provisions of the Convention of the Law of the Sea and concludes that they reflect an inequitable bias in favor of the Group of 77. The author argues that, while useful, these provisions do not present a significant advance over the present system of international law. The author examines alternative to the provisions adopted in the Convention and suggests either potential changes to the International Court of Justice or the creation of a similar tribunal as means to resolve the dispute settlement procedure's inherent difficulties.