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United Nations Law of the Sea Conference Voting Data, 1958-1960 (ICPSR 5505)

Principal Investigator(s): Friedheim, Robert L.


This data collection contains records of conference votes by participating members of the United Nations at the Law of the Sea conferences in 1958 and 1960. Data are provided for votes cast on such issues as the definition and exploitability of continental shelves, fishing and coastal rights, territorial seas and contiguous zones, innocent passages for warships, violation of coastal state interests, access to foreign ports, definition of freedom of the high seas, nationality of ships, conventions for landlocked states, historic rights, and criteria for dispute settlements.

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Study Description


Friedheim, Robert L. UNITED NATIONS LAW OF THE SEA CONFERENCE VOTING DATA, 1958-1960. ICPSR05505-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05505.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05505.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    diplomacy, international organizations, international relations, legislative bodies, roll call data, United Nations, voting

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Universe:    A total of 90 voting member nations of the United Nations in 1958 and 1960.

Data Type(s):    roll call voting data


Data Source:

official voting records of the United Nations' conferences on law of the sea


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03


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