Contemporary International Law on the Seabed and Ocean Floor

CIM Bulletin, 1969

J. A. BEESLEY, Head of Legal Division, Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Ont.

This paper reviews contemporary international law concerning the seabed, current developments in the United Nations on the seabed, and the main outstanding problems. It emphasizes the importance that the Canadian government attaches to this area.
Keywords: Canada, Canada, continental shelf, Convention on the Continental Shelf, International Law Commission, Seabed Committee, Canadian, Development, Developments, Exploitation, International law, Jurisdictions, Oceans, Resources, Waters