In this Article, the author examines the position of the United States towards the Convention and the reasons behind its refusal to sign the Convention. The author argues that this refusal was disappointing and that the U.S. surrendered global stability for its own ideological purity. He argues that, by refusing to sign, the U.S. has isolated itself from direct decision-making in the Preparatory Commission. However, the author believes that the prospects of long-range detrimental effects on the United States' marine and other global interests will bring about a reversal in their current position.
Elliot L. Richardson,
The United States Posture Toward the Law of the Sea Convention: Awkward but not Irreparable,
San Diego L. Rev.
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