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As with international negotiations on most issues, the final outcome in the Guidelines reflects a compromise position between these two standpoints. As mentioned earlier, the further question of whole or partial removal for the purpose of deep ocean dumping may be considered under the global and, where applicable, regional regimes governing dumping generally, owing to the lack of a specific body of rules relating to the DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL REGIME 29 dumping of these structures alone.

Second, and perhaps even more important, these states were generally united under the ideological flag of their demand for a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which basically called for an end to the perceived exploitative practices of the rich, developed (formerly colonial) countries which disadvantaged poor, developing (excolonial) countries, the restructuring of global economic and trade relations to reflect the above goal, as well as the redistribution of wealth through transfer of technology and resources.

308, is arguably the 'main event'. As one writer has put it, 'during the decade following the Stockholm Conference (on the Human Environment), the environmental provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) constituted the single most important step forward toward the progressive development of international environmental law' (Nanda, 1995a, p. 257). The Convention is the only global agreement that provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the various uses, abuses and resources of the world's oceans (Broadus and Vartanov, 1994, p.

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