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What role for the International Seabed Authority in a future governance of biodiversity in the high seas? = Quel rôle pour l'Autorité internationale des fonds marins dans une future gouvernance de la biodiversité en haute mer?
Le Gurun, G. (2009). What role for the International Seabed Authority in a future governance of biodiversity in the high seas? = Quel rôle pour l'Autorité internationale des fonds marins dans une future gouvernance de la biodiversité en haute mer?, in: Rochette, J. (Ed.) (2009). Towards a New Governance of High Seas Biodiversity: International scientific seminar organized by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), March, 20-21, 2008, Principality of Monaco. Océanis (Paris), 35(1-2): pp. 167-178
In: Rochette, J. (Ed.) (2009). Towards a New Governance of High Seas Biodiversity: International scientific seminar organized by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), March, 20-21, 2008, Principality of Monaco. Océanis (Paris), 35(1-2). Institut Océanographique: Paris. ISBN 978-2-903581-56-5. 292 pp., more
In: Océanis (Paris). Institut Océanographique: Paris. ISSN 0182-0745, more
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  • Le Gurun, G.

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    The International Seabed Authority is entrusted with the development of mineral resources in the Area that are the common heritage of mankind. This development for the benefit of mankind is subject to a very specific legal regime. This includes that exclusive rights to mineral resources may only be acquired by contract with the Authority. Given this unique mandate, the Authority is both on the periphery of and closely involved in discussions on the protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Indeed, to achieve the objective of development of the common heritage of mankind, the functions that the Authority exercises in respect of marine scientific research and in respect of the protection and preservation of the marine environment are very important. The exercise of those functions demonstrates their complementarity. The proposal for the establishment of a set of representative preservation reference zones covering 25% of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone is illustrative of this.

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