Journal of MMIJ
Online ISSN : 1884-0450
Print ISSN : 1881-6118
ISSN-L : 1881-6118
Technical Report
International Law to be Considered in the Development of Marine Minerals in the Ocean Areas under National Jurisdictions
− Report on the Results of the Study Focusing on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea −
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2024 Volume 140 Issue 4 Pages 15-19


The importance of referring to international rules concerning the development of marine minerals in the ocean areas under national jurisdiction has ever been identified. Internationally, no specific rules have been presently developed to directly regulate marine minerals development in the ocean areas under national jurisdiction. In recent years, the importance of the provisions of Part XII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and in particular the importance to have and follow proper procedures in carrying out such activities, has been increasingly recognized. Norway is currently under the process to open its continental shelf for mineral activities. Its Seabed Minerals Act clearly states that an environmental, social and economic impact assessment and consultation should be conducted at the stage of the opening process, on the other hand no such statement is found in the Mining Act in Japan. In order to implement marine minerals development on the basis of international understanding, it is necessary to continue to pay attention to the extant related international law and law-making trend.

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