Implementation of Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea



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Subtitle: Report of an International Workshop convened by the International Seabed Authority in collaboration with the China Institute for Marine affairs in Beijing, the People's Republic of China, 26-30 November 2012
Author list: International Seabed Authority
Publisher: International Seabed Authority
Place: Jamaica
Publication year: 2013
Number of pages: 117
ISBN: 978-976-8241-17-7


The present Technical Study is prepared by the Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (the Authority) to
provide a summary of the International Workshop on Further Consideration of the Implementation of Article 82 of
the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the Convention), which was held in Beijing, China, from 26
to 30 November 2012 (Beijing Workshop), in collaboration with the China Institute for Marine Affairs (CIMA). The
Technical Study contains opening and welcoming remarks made at the opening session, and a summary report of the
workshop. The reports by Working Group A on implementation guidelines and a model agreement and Working Group
B on possible options for equitable distribution of payments and contributions in-kind, and a summary of conclusions
and recommendations from the workshop appear as Annexes 1, 2 and 3, respectively. The following main working
papers prepared for participants in the workshop are also incorporated in the Technical Study as Annexes 4, 5 and 6:
Development of Guidelines for the Implementation of Article 82 by Professor Aldo Chircop of Marine and Environmental Law
Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada; Exploring the Outer Continental Shelf by Robert van de
Poll, International Manager, Law of the Sea, Furgo, N.V., Leidschendam, the Netherlands and Clive Schofield, Director of
Research, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong, Australia; and Possible
Options on Equitable Distribution of Payments and Contributions by Professor Frida Armas-Pfirter, Austral University School
of Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Other papers presented at the workshop, and referred to in the workshop programme
(Appendix 1), many of which were in the form of slide presentations, are archived on the website of the Authority.


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