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This booklet seeks to fill a spot within the latest literature via interpreting the position of African States within the improvement and institution of the regime of the deep seabed past nationwide jurisdiction (the sector) and the concept that of the typical background of Mankind.

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P. Anand, affirming that Asian and African states had little or no contribution to the origin of the law of the sea, describes the law of the sea as not only the “product of the European mind” and “European beliefs”, but also “based on European State practices which were developed and consolidated during the last three centuries” see Anand (1982). Further, Professor Verzijl conceded that the whole gamut of international law, of which the law of the sea is a part, was “the product of the conscious activity of the European mind” and “ has drawn its vital essence from a common source of European beliefs and in both these aspects it is mainly of Western European origin” Verzijl (1968), pp.

Further, the AU at its 10th Ordinary Session urged Coastal African States, with a view to meeting the 10year deadline, to speed up the process of preparing and submitting claims for their outer limits of their continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles (the delineation of which, as is shown in Chap. pdf. 405(XII). 46 United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS) vol. 781 nos. 7477 and 8164. 47 Rembe (1980), p. 167. 1 Historical Development of the Regime of the Area: An African Perspective 11 United Kingdom, replied.

See also 12 ILM 210(1973). 60 Doc. 62/631. UNCLOS III, Official Records, Vol. III, p. 3. This was a declaration by developing landlocked and other geographically disadvantaged States who meet in Kampala, Uganda. 61 See General Assembly Resolution 2340 (XXII) of 18 December 1967 and Rembe (1980), pp. 40–41. 62 See Rembe (1980), pp. 36–80. 63 On UNCLOS III, see generally Sebenius (1984); Oxman and Stevenson (1974), pp. 1–32; Oxman and Stevenson (1975a), pp. 1–30; Oxman and Stevenson (1975b), pp. 763–797; Oxman 57 14 1 African States and the Evolution of the Regime of the Area made necessary not only to deal with the issue of the deep seabed beyond national jurisdiction, which had assumed prominence with the speech of Arvid Pardo and the improvement of technology that opened up the possibility of mining this part of the sea, but also to deal with the unresolved issues from UNCLOS I and II, such as the breadth of the territorial sea and fishery zones.

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