The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea established a framework for legal governance of the world’s oceans and codified important principles. The vital details, however, are filled in by an array of widely accepted and broadly effective international treaties and mechanisms—the “other” law of the sea.
Norris, Andrew J.
"The “Other” Law of the Sea,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 64
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol64/iss3/6