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
Kirby Research Fellow in National Security Policy, The Davis
Institute for International Policy Studies, The Heritage
Peter Leitner, Ph.D.
Senior Strategic Trade Advisor,
Department of Defense
Tripp Baird, III