This is the seventh and final volume of the most authoritative reference on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which was negotiated at the Third UN Conference of the Law of the Sea from 1973-1982. Volume VII provides the original text of the 1982 convention as fully integrated with the provisions of the 1994 Agreement on the Implementation of Part XI, presenting the consolidated convention in its final form. It also includes an extensive subject index to Volumes I through VI of the series, consolidated tables of cases and treaties, in addition to the one fisheries agreement specifically implementing the Convention.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982: A Commentary is a collection of commentaries based almost entirely on the formal and informal documentation the Convention. Each volume is written with the personal knowledge of the editors, many of whom were principal negotiators or UN personnel who participated in the conference. Additional supplementary material can be found at
UNCLOS 1982 Commentary: Supplementary Documents.
Co-publication with:The Center for Oceans Law and Policy
Table of contents
Foreword Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction Biographies of the Editors for Volume VII
Part I Text of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Consolidated with the Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI
Part II Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (A/CONF.164/37) and Final Act of the UN Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (A/CONF.164/38)
Part III Consolidated Table of Cases Consolidated Table of Treaties
Part IV Index of Volumes I-VI