Law of the Sea Treaty LOST (video)

Save American Sovereignty: Stop LOST

The treaty is an unnecessary and fatally-flawed pact that would radically alter American law, allowing an international organization based in Jamaica to erode US sovereignty.

What Would LOST Do? 

  • LOST creates the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a new, UN-style organization based in Kingston, Jamaica that would be dominated by anti-US interests;
  • Article 82 of the treaty requires the US to transfer significant offshore energy royalties to the ISA, which is then empowered to redistribute those funds to developing countries, even if they are undemocratic or state sponsors of terrorism;
  • Part XV of the treaty requires the US to engage in mandatory dispute resolution, paving the way for reckless and politically motivated allegations from hostile interests;
  • Contrary to popular belief, the treaty was not fixed in 1994; and,
  • For more than 200 years, America has successfully preserved and protected its navigational rights and freedoms by relying on naval operations, diplomatic protests, and customary international law.
LOST is officially known as “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).” President Ronald Reagan announced that he would not sign UNCLOS shortly after it was adopted in 1982.