The rights and responsibilities of both maritime and coastal states must be weighed and considered in any convention of the law of the sea. In addition, changing conditions brought about by technology, environmental concerns, and political factors complicate even further the prolonged negotiations now in progress.
Ashmore, Edward D.S.C., A.D.C.
"The Possible Effects on Maritime Operations of any Future Convention of the Law of the Sea,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 29
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol29/iss4/3