Celebrating 20 years

Twenty years ago on 16 November 1994, Kingston was jubilant as it commemorated the entry into for of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“theConvention”), adopted in 1982, and consequently, the inauguration of the International Seabed Authority (“The Authority”), as the country had been chosen almost a quarter century earlier to host this unique institution. The decision concerning the seat of the Authority had been taken by an informal vote during the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (“the Third Conference”).