Africa and the Deep Seabed Regime: Politics and by Edwin Egede

By Edwin Egede

This e-book seeks to fill a niche within the present literature through interpreting the position of African States within the improvement and institution of the regime of the deep seabed past nationwide jurisdiction (the zone) and the idea that of the typical background of Mankind.

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28 Despite the success of the 1958 conference, which led to four major Conventions on the law of the sea, the parties were unable to reach a consensus on two fundamental issues, namely the breadth of the territorial sea and fishery limits. Consequently, a Second United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS II) was convened in 1960 at Geneva. 29 The conference, unlike its predecessor, failed to produce any new Conventions. 30 At the UNCLOS I and II, as in the prior 1930 Hague conference, the Area was not regarded as an issue of note because of the limited technology at the time.

220–263. Henkin (1974), pp. 46 at 47. Koskenniemi has also said that, “Public international law is rules and institutions but it is also a tradition and a political project”. Koskenniemi (2007), p. 1 at 1. 44 Kaplan and Katzenbach (1967) at p. 3. 45 See Barile (1983), pp. 21–31; Koskenniemi and Lehto (1996), pp. 533–555. 46 See Report to the Plenary by the Chairman of the First Committee, Mr Paul Bamela Engo (United Republic of Cameroon), UNCLOS III, Official Record Vol. X, p. 18. 43 xxx Introduction This statement confirms the necessary role of politics in regime formation, norm creation and institutionalisation in respect of the Area.

See Arts. I and V of the Charter. 38 See the 1974 Declaration of the Organisation of African Unity on the Issues of the Law of the Sea, Doc. 62/33 of 19 July 1974. See UNCLOS III, Official Records, Vol. 3, pp. 63–65. 39 Abi-Saab (1994), p. 41; See also Henkin (1979), pp. 119–134. 40 Okeke (1980), p. 321. 41 See Arts. 27 and 28 of the Constitutive Act of the African Union. htm and Packer and Rukare (2002), pp. 365–379. 42 The Constitutive Act had since been signed by all African States, except Morroco.

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