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David Freestone on the Law of the Sea Convention
30 Apr 2008 -  Mr. David Freestone, Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence, The George Washington University Law School, Former Senior Adviser, Office of the General Counsel, World Bank

"25 Years of the Law of the Sea Convention – Has it Been a Success?"
In this lecture David Freestone looks back at developments in the twenty-five years since the Law of the Sea Convention was finalized in 1982, particularly in relation to environmental and natural resources issues. He discusses the significance of the 1992 Rio Conference on Environment and Development and the two Implementing Agreements of 1994 and 1995. He then considers new developments in the marine agenda and assesses some of the strengths and weaknesses of the 1982 regime.