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The USA and the Convention on the Law of the Sea

Will the USA really ratify the UN Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)? This question has preoccupied much of the law-related public debate in the USA during the recent days. After the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) on Wednesday last week (31 October) voted 17 to 4 in support of recommending the Senate to accede to the UNCLOS, the issue seems to have caught the interest of the various presidential candidates as well. Apparently, all republican candidates have now spoken out against the UNCLOS. Initially, only Mike Huckabee was against the ratification of the treaty, calling it “one of…