U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

by Julian Ku

Here is the website for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee with a (very long) video of the hearings on UNCLOS and the written testimony of Secretary of State Clinton, Defense Secretary Panetta, and Gen. Dempsey.

I am in grading hell right now, so I haven’t had time to go through the hearing video.  It looks, from my quick glance, to be the same exact arguments that have been made over the past 20 years on UNCLOS. (Did Sen. Lugar give that same statement back in 2002? Hard to say).   To move the ball along, we are organizing (for mid-June) an online debate on US ratification of UNCLOS between experts on the treaty.  Stay tuned!


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