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Toby Fisher: Deep Sea Mining on the BBC

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This week in Jamaica, states are meeting at the International Seabed Authority to decide whether deep sea mining should be allowed to proceed.

Toby Fisher appeared on ‘The Real Story’ on the BBC World Service to discuss the international legal arrangements that govern that decision, and the litigation that might arise from it. From the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, through the precautionary principle and the duty to conduct environmental impact assessment, the programme is a fascinating discussion of the law and science of deep sea mining.