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STAFF REGULATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY

SCOPE AND PURPOSE

The Staff Regulations embody the fundamental conditions of service and the basic rights, duties and obligations of the staff of the International SeabedAuthority (“the Authority”). They represent the broad principles of personnel policy for the staffng and administration of the Secretariat.

For the purposes of these Regulations, the expressions “the Secretariat of the Authority”, “staff members” or “staff” shall refer to all the staff members of the Secretariat of the Authority, within the meaning of article 166, paragraph 1, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, (“the Convention”) whose employment and contractual relationship are defned by a letter of appointment subject to regulations promulgated by the Authority pursuant to article 167, paragraph 3, of the Convention.

The Secretary-General, as the chief administrative offcer, shall provide and enforce such staff rules consistent with these principles, as he or she considers necessary.

ARTICLE I

DUTIES, OBLIGATIONS AND PRIVILEGES

Regulation 1.1 Status of staff

(a) Staff members are international civil servants. Their responsibilities as staff members are not national but exclusively international.

(b) Staff members shall make the following written declaration witnessed by the Secretary-General or his or her authorized representative:

“I solemnly declare and promise to exercise in all loyalty, discretion and conscience the functions entrusted to me as an international civil servant of the International Seabed Authority, and to discharge those functions and regulate my conduct with the interests of the International Seabed Authority only in view, and not to seek or accept instructions in regard to the performance of my duties from any Government or other source external to the Authority. I also solemnly declare and promise to respect the obligations incumbent upon me as set out in the Staff Regulations and Rules and to refrain from any action which

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