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Committee:  Law of the Sea
Committee Chair(s):  Prof. George K. Walker
Wake Forest University School of Law
PO Box 7206 Reynolds Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7206
W: (336) 758-5720
F: (336) 758-4496
gkwalkerint@att.net

Deputy Chair:  None
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Committee Reports:  2009 Resolution Supporting U.S. Accession to the Law of the Sea Convention:
RESOLVED, that the International Law Association (American Branch) Law of the Sea Committee, its Members speaking in private capacity and not for any government, governmental organization, nongovernmental organization or private organization with which they may be affiliated, no Members dissenting, supports United States Senate advice and consent, and United States accession, to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, along with United States Senate advice and consent to, and United States ratification of, the 1994 Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, which is to be interpreted and applied together with the 1982 Convention as a single instrument, with such advice and consent, accession and ratification accompanied by appropriate understandings and declarations.

Report on definitions of terms that are undefined in the Law of the Sea Convention, 2005-2006 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 23, available at: http://heinonline.org

Report on definitions of terms that are undefined in the Law of the Sea Convention, 2003-2004 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 187, available at: http://heinonline.org

Defining Terms in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, Revision, by George K. Walker, 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 154, available at: http://heinonline.org  Reprinted at: George K. Walker, Defining Terms In The 1982 Law Of The Sea Convention IV: The Last Round Of Definitions Proposed By The International Law Association (American Branch) Law Of The Sea Committee, 36 Cal. W. Int'l L.J. 133 (2005).  George K. Walker, Defining Terms in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention III: The International Hydrographic Organization ECDIS Glossary, 34 Cal. W. Int'l L.J. 211 (2003-2004).  George K. Walker & John E. Noyes, Definitions For The 1982 Law Of The Sea Convention, by George K. Walker, 32 Cal. W. Int'l L.J. 343 (2002).

Treaty Interpretation and Definitions in the Law of the Sea Convention: Comments on Defining Terms in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, by John E. Noyes, 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 175, available at: http://heinonline.org

Dilemmas in Definitions: Conclusions on Defining Terms in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention, by George K. Walker, 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 195, available at: http://heinonline.org

Report on the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, by James A.R. Nafziger, 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 199, available at: http://heinonline.org

Brief update on the proposed Helsinki Principles on the Law of Maritime Neutrality [Originally prepared by the Maritime Neutrality Committee], 1997-1998 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 250, available at: http://heinonline.org

Report on the United States Exclusive Economic Zone problem within the ‘Donut Hole’ of the Bering Sea [Originally prepared by the Exclusive Economic Zone Committee], 1989-1990 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 50, available at: http://heinonline.org

Report on Landlocked States and the New Law of the Sea [Originally prepared by the Landlocked States Committee], 1983-1984 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 75, available at: http://heinonline.org

Report on Exclusive Economic Zones, 1983-1984 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 148, available at: http://heinonline.org



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