law of the sea

Legal Definition of law of the sea

: a body of international law promulgated by United Nations convention and covering a range of ocean matters including territorial zones, access to and transit on the sea, environmental preservation, and the resolution of international disputes

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“Law of the sea.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/law%20of%20the%20sea. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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