Environmental Issues of Deep-Sea Mining: A Law of the Sea Perspective

  • Philomène A. Verlaan


Addressing the environmental issues raised by deep-sea mining may provide an example for the international community on how to implement correctly the unqualified requirement in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) that “States have the obligation to protect and preserve the marine environment”. This chapter offers an overview of how this could work.


Deep-sea mining Marine environmental protection States’ obligation LOSC 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philomène A. Verlaan
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  1. 1.University of Hawai’i at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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