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THE OCEANS-The Law of the Sea Conference

THE OCEANS The Law of the Sea Conference J P Anand THE First Law of the Sea Conference was convened in Geneva in 1958, which discussed mainly four conventions: territorial seas and contiguous zones; the high seas; the continental shelf; conservation. At the Second UN Conference on the Sea Law (Geneva, I960), an attempt was made to obtain an agreement on these matters but it did not succeed. However on December 31, 1968, the UN General Assembly endorsed the concept of sea outside national jurisdiction as "the common heritage of mankind". A treaty banning destructive weapons from oceanbed was negotiated at the UN on February 10, 1971.

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