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-===Background and Context of Debate:===+===Background and context ===
In 1982, the UN Convention on The Law of the Sea was ratified. As of 2009, 156 other countries had ratified the treaty. The United States, however, has abstained. The treaty governs the sovereignty of nations, and their territorial claims, at sea. In 1982, the UN Convention on The Law of the Sea was ratified. As of 2009, 156 other countries had ratified the treaty. The United States, however, has abstained. The treaty governs the sovereignty of nations, and their territorial claims, at sea.
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Is the UN Law of the Sea a good treaty?

Background and context

In 1982, the UN Convention on The Law of the Sea was ratified. As of 2009, 156 other countries had ratified the treaty. The United States, however, has abstained. The treaty governs the sovereignty of nations, and their territorial claims, at sea.

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