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Jamaica respects rule of law in international affairs

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:23 AM

“Jamaica believes in the rule of law. As a small island developing state, we have to believe in the rule of law because we stand to benefit from the application of the law to our international and national affairs. As part of that, Jamaica has declared itself an archipelagic state through the Maritime Areas Act, and this is an attempt to follow the convention,” said the president of the University of Technology, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, speaking at the inaugural biennial lecture in honour of the 25th anniversary of the International Seabed Authority and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.