Digging deep: critical questions remain in the rush to regulate seabed mining

Date: June 12, 2023

Source: IDDRI

As calls to halt development of seabed mining are growing, the International Seabed Authority is at an inflection point. This Issue Brief aims to help States and stakeholders understand the legal framework and the current state of play, with a particular focus on the two-year rule requiring adoption of exploitation regulations by July 2023. It outlines possible pathways to averting deadlock and instituting a precautionary pause on the development of mining activities.

Available in French.

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