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United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982)

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea establishes a legal order for the seas and oceans. The main objectives of the Convention are:
1. Facilitate international communication,
2. Promote the peaceful uses of the seas and oceans,
3. The equitable and efficient utilization of the seas and oceans resources,
4. The conservation of their living resources,
5. The study, protection and preservation of the marine environment.
UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, General Recommendation No. 23 on Women in political and public life

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women issued a General Recommendation on women in political and public life in 1997 at its sexteenth session.


The Committee encouraged States to take all approriate measures to eliminate discrimination against women in the political and public life of the country and ensure to women, on equal terms with men, the right to vote and to be eligible, to participate in the formulation of government policy  and hold public office and other public functions, and to participate in non-governmental organizations and associations concerned with the public and political life. CEDAW General Recommendation No. 23 Political and Public Life

Convention on Access to Information Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

The Aarhus Convention was adopted in 1998 at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in the ‘Environment for Europe’ process. As of 16 January 2015 there were 47 Parties to the Convention.


The aim of the Convention is to contribute to the protection of the right of every person of present and future generations to live in an environment adequate to his or her health and well-being. Each Party to the Convention is called on to guarantee the rights of access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters.