United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty

Who owns the ocean floor?

Complete control over of the ocean floor rests with an international regime of unelected officials supposedly appointed to act "on behalf of mankind." This International SeaBed Authority is equipped with the ability to directly govern private citizens

The first action taken on "behalf of mankind" under this United-Nations-created governing body outright forbids private property rights across 70% of the Earth's surface - in direct violation of the U.N.'s own Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 17: Everyone has the right to property / No one shall be arbitrarily denied the right to property)

With over 150 countries on board, resistance within the U.S. to this treaty looks grim.  The Law of the Sea Treaty was once again brought up for discussion within the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2012.
If action is not taken by private citizens at the United Nations level, the same kind of regime will eventually be applied to outer space - under the Moon Treaty, consent of the governed be damned.

Law of the Sea: The Dirty Details

For the past 5 years, I have lobbied on foot in Washington, DC and have created an open letter to senators:
Against UNCLOS Senate Ratification

This was presented to members of the NSS, in the summer of 2012 and those in the private space sector in attendance at various speaking engagements in order to rally the private space sector against the Law of the Sea

As a result of this summer's efforts, and thanks to Senator Johnny Isakson, LOST was subsequently blocked in the Senate on July 18, 2012, however, it is a constant threat to the evolution of private space activity, and the only way to defeat it is through public awareness.

Letter from Senator Johnny Isakson to Senator John Kerry blocking LOST -in US Senate - Summer 2012-
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Law of the Sea Letter from Isakson to Kerry