The Kingdom of Mount Vema has officially ratified today the Law of the Sea Treaty - United Nations Convention, after His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman approved the Merchant Marine and Shipping legislation of Mount Vema that incorporates provision for prevention of pollution from ships.
The Act, cited as the Merchant Marine and Shipping Act, Mount Vema 2017, says hat - His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order make such provision as He considers appropriate for the purpose of giving effect to any provision of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 for the protection and preservation of the marine environment from pollution by matter from ships.
The Act also reads that any of the areas designated within which the jurisdiction and rights of the Kingdom of Mount Vema are exercisable in accordance with Part XII of that Convention for the protection and preservation of the marine environment.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III), which took place between 1973 and 1982. The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources.
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Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963
The Right to Self-Determination
Many believe because our community is not a member of the United Nations and is only just over a decade old, doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema is not possible for foreign nationals and foreign companies seeking to take advantage of the business opportunities the floating city project is creating. Nothing could be further from the truth. The territory doesn't need a United Nations membership to function as a sovereign territory, or to exercise its inalienable right for self-determination