International Sea Bed Authority [ISA] Law and Legal Definition
The International Seabed Authority [ISA] is an intergovernmental independent treaty organization established to organize and control all mineral-related activities in the international seabed area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. The international seabed area underlies most of the world’s oceans. The ISA was established by a multilateral treaty known as the Law of the Sea Convention.
The Assembly and the Council are the two principal organs of ISA. These organs establish the policies and govern the work of ISA. Members are elected by a formula designed to ensure equitable representation of countries from various groups. Members include persons engaged in seabed mineral exploration and the land-based producers of minerals found on the seabed. ISA holds one annual session, usually of two weeks duration.
ISA operates by contracting with private and public corporations and other entities. ISA authorizes the corporations to explore and exploit specified areas on the deep seabed for mineral resources.
Legal Definition list
- International Rules of the Road [Maritime Law]
- International River
- International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
- International Registration [Trademarks]
- International Registration Plan
- International Sea Bed Authority [ISA]
- International Seabed
- International Searching Authority
- International Service [Shipping]
- International Sight Draft
- International Standard or Recommendation [Weights and Measures and Standard Time]