The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea establishes a regime for the oceans that includes a number of "zones" in addition to the traditional divisions of internal waters, territorial sea, and high seas. Although explicitly applicable only in peacetime, these new zones have a spillover effect on the law of naval warfare, particularly in the relationships between belligerents and neutral States.
Robertson, Horace B. Jr, "The "New" Law of the Sea and The Law of Armed Conflict at Sea" (1992). The Newport Papers. 3.