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Seabed Council Discusses Regulatory Framework for Mineral Exploitation
JAMAICA, Kingston (21 July 2015) - - The Council of the International Seabed Authority yesterday afternoon began consideration of a document produced by the Legal and Technical Commission on Developing a Regulatory Framework for Deep Sea Mineral Exploitation in the Area.   The draft framework for the Exploitation Regulations contains a Preamble which sets out the...

Council Completes Debate on Legal and Technical Commission Report
JAMAICA, Kingston (18 July 2015) - - The Council of the International Seabed Authority took note of the report of the Chairman of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) and resumed debate on  procedures and criteria for extensions of contracts due to expire in 2016 and 2017 which are covered in the report. Friday's discussions on the LTC report focused on section V (...

ISA Council Elects Vice-Presidents; Takes Note of Finance Committee and Legal and Technical Commission Reports
JAMAICA, Kingston (17 July 2015) - - The Council of the International Seabed Authority meeting in Kingston yesterday elected its four vice-presidents for the twenty-first session. The vice presidents are: Brazil, for the Latin American and Caribbean Group; Germany for the Western European and Others Group; Nigeria for the African Group and Poland for the Eastern...

ISA Council Debate Exploration Contract Extension; Hears Status Report
JAMAICA, Kingston (16 July 2015) - - Procedures and criteria for extending contracts for exploration for marine minerals in the seabed Area due to expire soon, were highlighted in the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) on the third day of its Twenty-First session in Kingston (15 July). Seven contracts were due to expire between March 2016 and March 2017 and...

ISA Opens Twenty-First Session in Kingston
JAMAICA, Kingston (15 July 2015) - - The International Seabed Authority began its twenty-first annual session in Kingston, Jamaica, yesterday, 14 July, with its two major organs – the supreme body, the Assembly, and the decision-making Council – electing their presidents and adopting their indicative work programme for the next ten days. Ambasssador Helmut Tuerk (Austria)...

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