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United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea (UNCLOS)

United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea (UNCLOS).:

India remained committed to promoting a free, open and rules-based order rooted in international law and undaunted by coercion, the Centre informed Parliament while reiterating support for the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

  • As a State party to the UNCLOS, India also supported freedom of navigation and overflight, and unimpeded commerce based on the principles of international law, reflected notably in the UNCLOS 1982.
  • The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea Treaty, is an international agreement that establishes a legal framework for all marine and maritime activities.
  • The Convention resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III), which took place between 1973 and 1982.
  • UNCLOS replaced the four treaties of the 1958 Convention on the High Seas.
  • UNCLOS came into force in 1994, a year after Guyana became the 60th nation to ratify the treaty.

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