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Apr 29

The Law of the Sea Treaty: Myth and Reality

Location: The Dirksen Senate Office Building, Budget Hearing Room 624

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be the first international organization with the ability to levy taxes upon the U.S. while also engaging in economic activity on its own account. Becoming party to such a treaty would have a profound impact on America's sovereign rights, national security, and economic interests. Before consenting to ratify the convention, the Senate must address such critical issues as what authorities should the treaty's institutions be granted, and to what extent will the treaty interfere with U.S. military operations.

Come to hear a briefing on these and other troubling aspects of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

More About the Speakers

Baker Spring
Kirby Research Fellow in National Security Policy, The Davis Institute for International Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Peter Leitner, Ph.D.
Senior Strategic Trade Advisor,
Department of Defense

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