Law of the Sea


Committee Mandate

The committee has no mandate.

Committee Leaders

Chair

Coalter G. Lathrop
coalter@sovereigngeographic.com


20 members


Committee Members

Date Description
Jan. 1, 2009

2009 Resolution Supporting U.S. Accession to the Law of the Sea Convention:

RESOLVED, that the International Law Association (American Branch) Law of the Sea Committee, its Members speaking in private capacity and not for any government, governmental organization, nongovernmental organization or private organization with which they may be affiliated, no Members dissenting, supports United States Senate advice and consent, and United States accession, to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, along with United States Senate advice and consent to, and United States ratification of, the 1994 Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, which is to be interpreted and applied together with the 1982 Convention as a single instrument, with such advice and consent, accession and ratification accompanied by appropriate understandings and declarations.

Dec. 31, 2006

Report on definitions of terms that are undefined in the Law of the Sea Convention, 2005-2006 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 23.

Dec. 31, 2004

Report on definitions of terms that are undefined in the Law of the Sea Convention, 2003-2004 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 187.

Dec. 31, 2002

Treaty Interpretation and Definitions in the Law of the Sea Convention: Comments on Defining Terms in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, by John E. Noyes, 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 175.

Dec. 31, 2002

Defining Terms in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, Revision, by George K. Walker, 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 154, available at:http://heinonline.org  Reprinted at: George K. Walker, Defining Terms In The 1982 Law Of The Sea Convention IV: The Last Round Of Definitions Proposed By The International Law Association (American Branch) Law Of The Sea Committee, 36 Cal. W. Int'l L.J. 133 (2005).  George K. Walker, Defining Terms in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention III: The International Hydrographic Organization ECDIS Glossary, 34 Cal. W. Int'l L.J. 211 (2003-2004).  George K. Walker & John E. Noyes, Definitions For The 1982 Law Of The Sea Convention, by George K. Walker, 32 Cal. W. Int'l L.J. 343 (2002).

Dec. 31, 2002

Dilemmas in Definitions: Conclusions on Defining Terms in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, by George K. Walker, 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 195.

Dec. 31, 2002

Report on the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, by James A.R. Nafziger, 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 199.

Dec. 31, 1998

Brief update on the proposed Helsinki Principles on the Law of Maritime Neutrality [Originally prepared by the Maritime Neutrality Committee], 1997-1998 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 250.

Dec. 31, 1990

Report on the United States Exclusive Economic Zone problem within the ‘Donut Hole’ of the Bering Sea [Originally prepared by the Exclusive Economic Zone Committee], 1989-1990 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 50.

Dec. 31, 1984

Report on Landlocked States and the New Law of the Sea [Originally prepared by the Landlocked States Committee], 1983-1984 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 75.

Dec. 31, 1984

Report on Exclusive Economic Zones, 1983-1984 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 148.

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