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If you are in the world, you are a visitor. You are not citizens of your country. You are not in possession of our country’s passports or passports of your country. You are here, and you are staying. You are not under the authority of the country in which you are. You are not in the right to act on behalf of the country in which you are. You are in possession of the laws of the land.
For the most part, the rights of our visitors are protected by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Convention defines “boundless waters” as “any body of water, including oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, or other bodies of saltwater water, the sea and its adjacent shore, tidal waters, and the continental shelf.
In this context we are referring to the rights to freedom of navigation and the pursuit of happiness which are protected by the “right to respect for the sea.” This means that you have the legal right to use the sea — so long as you do not harm the marine environment, or destroy it.
There is no definition of international law in the United States, but the Geneva Conventions do provide a basic legal framework of international law. These conventions are in force for everyone, but the United States is the only country that has signed them. Each convention provides a mechanism to ensure mutual legal compliance and ensures that the United States is a party to the conventions.
Some of you may be getting ready to argue that the current international agreements are outdated. But you never know, there could be an international agreement that we are not aware of. I’m sure the UN would be happy to make sure that the international laws we’re working with are as up to date as possible. I am not, however, aware of any international laws that say that the right of the individual to use the sea is absolute and unconstrained.
You’re right that the current international conventions on conservation of the sea are outdated. There are some parts of the treaties that are in place, but I haven’t been able to find any international laws that say what the right of the individual to use the sea is and what the limits are.
The reason why I’m not sure the international laws are in place is because they are not. I would very much like to see a law that is in place for international law that reflects some of the international laws in place.
I think the international law that would be relevant to our discussion has to do with the right of the individual to use the sea for recreation, fishing, etc. The right to use the sea for recreation is very important to me. I also think that the international law that would be relevant to our discussion has to do with the right to use the sea for subsistence fishing. But we’re talking about international law in the context of the current international conventions on conservation of the sea.
The international conventions on conservation of the sea include a number of very specific rules that the international community and the United Nations have collectively agreed upon, specifically regarding the right of the individual to use the sea for recreation, fishing, etc.
This is important because when it comes to the law on the sea, there is no such thing as the law. There are only legal rulings from the International Law Committee (ILC) and the World Court. The legal rulings of the ILC are not binding on any other court, with the notable exception of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).