Working Papers

Emerging Issues under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea for the Indian Ocean

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Natalie Klein*


The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) has provided the foundation of our rules-based order for the oceans for over 30 years. Its operation is challenged due to increasing demands from diverse users, and this phenomenon is particularly evident in the Indian Ocean. This Working Paper underlines the continued importance of UNCLOS for the Indian Ocean, and identifies a series of emerging issues and possible responses.

*Natalie Klein is a Nonresident Fellow at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI). All errors and omissions remain the author’s own. The opinions expressed in this publication are the author’s and not the institutional views of LKI. They do not necessarily reflect the position of any other institution or individual with which the author is affiliated.


  • 2019


  • Natalie Klein


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