Legal Instruments

Operational Rules of the Organs

Financial Regulations of the ISA
Official Seal, Flag and Emblem of the ISA

Agreements regarding the HQ of the ISA

Agreement between ISA and Jamaica
Supplementary Agreement

Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the ISA


External Relations of the ISA

Relations with the United Nations
Observer Status of the ISA at UN
Relationship Agreement between UN and the ISA
Agreement between the UN and the ISA (UN Appeals Tribunal)

Relations with other International Organizations / MOUs
MOU between IOC of UNESCO and ISA
MOU between ICPC and ISA
MOU between OSPAR and ISA
MOU between SPC and ISA
Agreement of Cooperation between IMO and ISA
Agreement of Cooperation between IHO and ISA

Related Information

All Legal Documents

Mining Code

The "Mining Code" refers to the whole of the comprehensive set of rules, regulations and procedures issued by the International Seabed Authority to regulate prospecting, exploration and exploitation of marine minerals in the international seabed more

National Legislation Database

Database on National Legislation with Respect to Activities in the Area
Article 153, paragraph 4, of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea states that the obligation of the sponsoring States in accordance with article 139 of the Convention entails “taking all measures necessary to ensure” compliance by the sponsored contractor.