Nineteen eighty-six witnessed the adoption of "Resolution II" of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS Convention), dealing with deep seabed mining. While the United Nations General Assembly reaffirmed its support of the LOS Convention, only seven nations ratified or acceded to the Convention in 1986. Some success was seen in fishing treaties and protection of marine mammals. Renewed concern surfaced regarding pollution of our oceans. Lastly, a long-brewing controversy between the United States and Libya erupted into a military confrontation in March, creating the major territorial dispute of 1986.
Heidi E. Brown,
Recent Developments in the Law of the Sea 1986,
San Diego L. Rev.
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