United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982, Volume VI
Edited by Myron Nordquist, Satya Nandan, Shabtai Rosenne, Michael W. Lodge
Volume VI is the sixth substantive volume to be published in the series. It deals with the work of the First Committee at the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea, namely the international seabed area. The volume thus embraces the deep seabed mining regime set out in Part XI of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea together with the 1994 Agreement on its implementation. Completion of this commentary was delayed first by the consultations and negotiations that commenced in 1990 and led to the 1994 Agreement and the entry into force of the Convention. It was further delayed until the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority approved the detailed mining regulations in 2000.
Additional supplementary material can be found at UNCLOS 1982 Commentary: Supplementary Documents.