Briefing on the Eighth Session of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, Hearing Before the Subcommittees on International Economic Policy and Trade and on International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, First Session, March 7, 1979 [open pdf - 10MB]
This is the March 7, 1979 hearing on "Briefing on the Eighth Session of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea" held before the Subcommittees on International Economic Policy and Trade and on International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Don Bonker: "This is a joint subcommittee briefing involving the Subcommittee on International Organizations and the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade. The chairman of that subcommittee is Congressman Bingham and I am chairman of the International Organizations Subcommittee. We are delighted to have with us today Ambassador Elliot Richardson, who will brief us on the status of the Law of the Sea Conference, which will convene March 19 in Geneva. There is continuing interest in the Congress with respect to the law of the sea and to seabed mining. We hope to receive a report on consultations that have taken place as a result of the seventh session and the analysis of the major issues of the Conference and a description of the U.S. position that we hold going into the eighth session in Geneva." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Elliot L. Richardson.
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