27/05/15: eCOAST responds to the draft regulatory framework for exploitation activities in the Area

On March 13, 2015, the International Seabed Authority issued a Report from its Legal and Technical Commission on a draft framework for the regulation of exploitation activities in the Area.

The Report lays the foundation for the development of the regulatory regime to come: it provides a structure for the future regulations, comments on key elements, presents some high level issues, proposes and prioritizes the next steps to take in an action plan.


The Report was open for public consultation until May 15, 2015 for stakeholders to take part in the process. As such, and as part of our research project on environmental legal aspects of seabed mining, eCOAST submitted a response focusing on environmental aspects of the draft framework.


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