The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Official sources and research data on The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
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Nemeth, McLaughlin, Nyman and Hensel’s (2014) article “Ruling the Sea: Managing Maritime Conflicts through UNCLOS and Exclusive Economic Zones” examines the effect of Exclusive Economic Zones and institutionalization through the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on conflict management strategies in maritime claims in the Western Hemisphere and Europe in the years 1900-2001. They use data on contentious maritime claims from the Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) project. They employ two ICOW datasets: the claim dyad year data and the settlement-attempt data. For description of the ICOW data, see Hensel (2001) and Hensel et al. (2008).