The law of the sea of international importance is a branch of general international law which regulates the exploration and use of the oceans and their common resources for peaceful purposes, and the flight of vehicles in space over our common oceans.
At the same time subjects of the international law of the sea are state structures as well as their various associations – organizations of international importance and different bodies, which are endowed by the community of international states with a certain list of powers (rights and obligations) in the sphere of general application of the law of the sea today.
Today maritime law treaties are valid for all states and are the spatial scope of modern maritime law. This area is not only the common waters of international importance of the World Ocean, the bottom and all subsoil, but also the space up to the borders with the outer space. For this reason, today’s maritime law can be considered a separate, complex field that incorporates the provisions of modern law of international importance.
The main sources of law in maritime activities are the same provisions as those of international importance in general: that is, international custom and international treaties. Expertise, analysis and legal drafting are used to ensure that these agreements are in line with all the latest developments.
Today, the unprecedented intensification of the activities of modern states in the field of maritime activities requires appropriate codification and progressiveness in the development of the law of the sea of international importance, taking into account all the needs of this kind of codification.