Art 156: Establishment of the Authority

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1. There is hereby established the International Seabed Authority, which shall functionin accordance with this Part.
2. All States Parties areipso factomembers of the Authority.
3. Observers at the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea who havesigned the Final Act and who are not referred to in article 305, paragraph 1(c), (d), (e) or(f), shall have the right to participate in the Authority as observers, in accordance with itsrules, regulations and procedures.
4. The seat of the Authority shall be in Jamaica.
5. The Authority may establish such regional centres or offices as it deems necessary forthe exercise of its functions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnited Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea : A Commentary
EditorsAlexander Proelss
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationBaden-Baden
PublisherNomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Publication date2017
ISBN (print)978-3-8329-7275-2
ISBN (electronic)978-3-8452-5887-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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