Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao, member of the UN International Law Commission for 2023 - 2027, speaks at the talk show. (Photo: VNA)Participants in the talk show. Tran Cong Truc, former head of the Government’s boundary committee, said the convention opened up a new legal corridor for countries to base themselves on to protect and manage their rights and legitimate interests in the seas and oceans.Talking via videoconferencing, Prof. Carl Thayer, a leading researcher on UNCLOS and international maritime law from Australia’s University of New South Wales, said the feature that can be found only in UNCLOS is that this convention sets up a binding mechanism for settling disputes. With the National Assembly’s ratification on June 23, 1994, Vietnam clearly showed its will to exercise the rights within permissible limitations of UNCLOS, with other states’ freedom rights taken into consideration.Regarding Vietnam’s Law of the Sea, participants affirmed that the UNCLOS membership requires the country to issue a particular and overall law of the sea . That law, on the basis of UNCLOS and international law, was approved by the parliament on June 21, 2012 and took effect on January 1, 2013.This was an important milestone in the development of Vietnam’s legal system in general and the regulations on maritime issues in particular, they added./.
Source: Viet Nam News June 20, 2022 05:03 UTC