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Scientific Unions and its subsidiary, the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research. 93 Non-governmental bodies will not be further touched on here as they fall outside the scope of this book. As far as intergovernmental organisations are concerned, the premier organisation at the global level is the IOC, established by UNESCO as a subsidiary body in 1960 in order to ‘promote scientific investigation and

in The law of the sea

Greenpeace (in the first opinion) and the WWF (in both opinions). The ITLOS stated, however, that while not part of the case file, the statements would be placed on its website and also transmitted to the States parties, relevant intergovernmental organisations and the ISA (in the case of the 2011 Opinion) and the SRFC (in the case of the 2015 Opinion). 62 Annex VII tribunals

in The law of the sea

(1) will be a regional fisheries management organisation (RFMO) or arrangement (RFMA) (art. 8(1)). The Agreement does not define an RFMO, but it is widely understood to mean an international intergovernmental organisation (in the usual sense of that term in international law) that has the competence to adopt measures regulating fishing that are binding upon its member States and whose geographical scope is

in The law of the sea
Controlling marine pollution

continental shelf will affect the high seas rather than the coastal State’s EEZ. 152 However, it is clear that there is no political will to adopt such a treaty, as evidenced by the lack of support for initiatives for a global treaty within the Comité Maritime International and the G20 in recent years. 153 The absence of a single global intergovernmental organisation with competence for offshore petroleum

in The law of the sea