DOI: 10.5176/2251-3809_LRPP13.27

Authors: Antonino TROIANIELLO

This paper intends to explore the main issues of the recent deep-sea mining rush, which indeed raises huge strategic, geopolitical and environmental concerns. It notes that most of these concerns are significantly linked to the obvious insufficiency of international regulation regarding seabed exploitation. It concludes by stressing the need to implement as soon as possible a global regulation dimension under the Economic Exclusive Zone’s regime.

Keywords: International Environmental Law, Deep-Sea Mining, Economic Exclusive Zone, Precautionary principle – Regulation, Ocean Governance, Competitive Intelligence

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