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The Area is a seabed that is rich in natural resources and there is a high interest in the exploitation of the Area. In 1982 the UNCLOS established in Article 136 that the Area and its resources are the common heritage of mankind. This principle indicates that the resources in the Area do not belong to any nation but to humankind instead. Consequently, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) was established to manage these resources on behalf of humankind.
The ISA is responsible for the management and the regulation of the Area and the activities that take place there. Considering that deep seabed mining is a young and promising industry nonetheless there are concerns about its effects on the secluded marine environment. The legal framework created by the UNCLOS and further elaborated by the ISA is the main tool to ensure that deep seabed mining will not result in serious harm to the marine environment.
A part of this legal framework is some international environmental principles which if functioning correctly should enhance the early protection of the marine environment in the Area.
The thesis analyses the principles’ role in the ISA’s decisions and their practical effects. Whether these principles enhance the protection of the marine environment in the Area or whether they are just imprinted in the legal texts without having a significant effect on reality.
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