Responsibility and Liability for Damage Arising out of Activities in the Area: Attribution of Liability

  • Tara Davenport
  • Liability Issues for Deep Seabed Mining Series

    Paper No 4

  • 2019

This paper explores a critical component of any liability and compensation regime, namely which actors, among the many involved in a particular activity, should ultimately be held liable for risks related to damage arising from a particular activity. The central question that this paper is concerned with is whether the current attribution of liability under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is adequate, or whether it would be preferable to also explicitly address the liability of other actors whose acts or omissions result in damage in some form or another.

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