The Law of the Sea Convention

June 14, 2012

Testimony
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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In his testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John Bellinger argues that the Law of the Sea Convention is beneficial to the United States military, especially during a time of armed conflict, because it provides clear treaty-based navigational rights for our Navy, Coast Guard, and aircraft.

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