He said there were two international laws - 'law of peace' and 'law of war.' However, the 'law of sea
' was also followed at the international level.
Still, he said the country should pursue diplomatic and peaceful means in resolving its maritime disputes in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea
With the Law of Sea
and the Outer Space Treaty, we have preserved new frontiers for the common good.
Both leaders expressed a desire for "strengthening their maritime cooperation for promotion of peace, stability and bringing in robust economic growth and prosperity to the Indo-Pacific region, while at the same time adhering to the rights and obligations under the international law including the Charter of the United Nations, the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of Sea
(UNCLOS) and the 1976 Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC)."
Presently, there are serious strains on the Law of Sea
Legal experts describe the seizure as illegal under the UN Convention on the Law of Sea
, which China signed and ratified.
In July 2016, the Arbitration Tribunal of the United Nations Conference on the Law of Sea
(UNCLOS) ruled in favour of the Philippines against China on their conflicting claims in the South China Sea.
Convention on the Law of Sea
, which Lebanon signed in 1994.
Under the (http://www.un.org/depts/los/convention_agreements/texts/unclos/unclos_e.pdf) United Nations Convention of the Law of Sea
, China's claims are deemed illegal and the region it occupies remains international waters.
For interception of vessels further inshore in the contagious zone extending a further twelve miles from the territorial waters of a state, article 111 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea
(UNCLOS), permits hot pursuit of a foreign vessel, provided the competent authorities of the coastal state (India in this instance) have good reason to believe that the ship has violated the laws and regulations of that State.
He is an expert on international law of sea
. For understandable reasons, he uses every opportunity -- and creates an opportunity where none exists -- to sow discord among the Caspian states.