International Convention of March 14, 1884 for the Protection of Submarine Cables
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The breaking or injury of a submarine cable, done wilfully or through culpable negligence, and resulting in the total or partial interruption or embarrassment of telegraphic communications, shall be a punishable offence, but the punishment inflicted shall be no bar to a civil action for damages.
Legal Regimes Chart
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Chart prepared by the ICPC's International Cable Law Adviser showing the various legal regimes that apply to submarine cables in US national waters and beyond.
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is the third in a series of United Nations efforts to codify the rules by which nations utilise over 70% of the earth's surface. All aspects of the use of the oceans, from the edge of the coast to the bottom of the deepest sea are addressed in this convention.