The long and winding road continues: Towards a new agreement on high seas governance

logoiddriIDDRI’s latest publication, The long and winding road continues: Towards a new agreement on high seas governance, available here: http://bit.ly/1U9u9Lw  
The first session of the Preparatory Committee charged with developing elements of an instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) will commence on March 28 at UN headquarters.bThis publication is a detailed guide to the upcoming negotiations, useful for both newcomers and experienced participants. It provides some background on the law of the sea and current governance arrangements for ABNJ before discussing: gaps in the current framework; the history of the international discussions; State positions to date; and some challenges that may arise during negotiations. 

A much shorter Issue Brief of 4 pages is also available: http://bit.ly/1XxQMHc.
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