Briefing from ROAPE Volume 5 Number 12
Deep Seabed Mining: Implications for Zaïre & Zambia

Deep Seabed Mining: Implications for Zaïre and Zambia
Vol.5 No.12 (Summer 1978), pp98-104
This article outlines the impact of mining manganese nodules from the seabed beyond the current jurisdiction of any particular nation-state will have on the economic development of Zambia and Zaïre and to examine the response of both these copper-mining countries to international laws which might govern seabed exploration. CIPEC (Intergovernmental Council of Copper Exporting Countries); MNC (Multinational Corporation)s; important debates in the UN (United Nations); economic implications for Zambia and Zaïre; SOZACOM (Societe Zairois de Commercialization); OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries); Law of the Sea Conference; ICNT (Informal Composite Negotiating Text)