By Edwin Egede
This booklet seeks to fill a spot within the current literature via analyzing the position of African States within the improvement and institution of the regime of the deep seabed past nationwide jurisdiction (the quarter) and the idea that of the typical background of Mankind.
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327; See also Bulajic (1991), p. 633 at 641. html. 83 Art. 148 of LOSC. 2 Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) 1982 17 the emphasis of this provision is on geographical disadvantage, in reality quite a number of these landlocked and geographically disadvantaged states, especially those in Africa, are amongst the poorest developing states. 85 Under this system a state party or its entities or nationals, both natural and juridical (hereinafter called “the applicant”), seeking the approval of the ISA to carry out mining operations, are required to make an application in respect of two sites of equal commercial value.
M (1969), 679. 27 For example, the Nigerian Petroleum Act, enacted as far back as 1969, vests ownership and control of petroleum located in the continental shelf in the Federal government of Nigeria and defines the continental shelf as “the seabed and subsoil of those submarine areas adjacent to the coast of Nigeria the surface of which lies at a depth no greater than two hundred metres (or, where its natural resources are capable of exploitation, depth) below the surface of the sea, excluding so much of those areas as lies below the territorial waters of Nigeria”.
Am J Int Law 52:830–831. 21 The Territorial Sea Convention, made up of 32 articles, was adopted on 27 April 1958 and entered into force on 10 September 1964. See (1958) Am J Int Law 52:834–842. As at 7 March 2002, there were 41 signatories and 51 parties, including Kenya (20/6/1969), Lesotho (23/10/ 1973), Madagascar (31/7/1962), Malawi (3/11/1965), Mauritius (5/10/1970), Nigeria (26/6/1961), Senegal (25/4/1961), Sierra Leone (13/3/1962), South Africa(9/4/1963), Swaziland (16/10/1970) and Uganda (14/9/1964).
Africa and the Deep Seabed Regime: Politics and International Law of the Common Heritage of Mankind by Edwin Egede