UNCLOS is an acronym for the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea. The convention is also sometimes referred to as the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty.
UNCLOS or the United Nation’s Convention on Laws of the Sea was formed to ensure freedom of shipping navigation at the sea. This allowed ships of one country to move safely and freely in international waters.
ICS is representing shipowners at a UN Preparatory Committee which is developing a new legal instrument, under the UNCLOS, which will apply to ‘high seas’ areas beyond national jurisdiction.
At the United Nations in New York, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing the interests of shipowners at the opening session of a UN Preparatory Committee starting work on a new legal instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
A case in which two Italian marines are accused of killing two Indian fishermen could now be heard before an international court, offering a possible way out of a three-year impasse that has blighted bilateral relations.