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What is the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea is a longstanding international treaty that sets out the basic rules for the use of the sea and marine resources.
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What is Global Britain?

Global Britain is the UK government’s mantra for its post-Brexit foreign policy. Read this fact to find out more.
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What is the OECD?

The OECD is an international organisation that fosters policymaking cooperation between member, and many non-member, countries.
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What is the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)?

The CFP is the EU’s policy for managing fisheries across member states. Its basic aim is to ensure sustainable fishing over the…

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Will I need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit?

No. From the end of the transition period, British citizens will still be able to travel for short-term visits to all 27…

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What does ‘most-favoured nation’ (MFN) mean?

It means that WTO members cannot discriminate between their trading partners and must, with a few exceptions, offer access to their market on the same terms for all WTO members.
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What is the Council of Europe?

The Council of Europe is a pan-European body that promotes democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Read this fact to find out more.
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What is NATO?

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is a military alliance of 30 countries set up in 1949. Read this fact to find out more.
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What is the European Convention on Human Rights?

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is the main human rights agreement of the Council of Europe.
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What is the European Court of Human Rights?

The European Court of Human Rights is the body responsible for overseeing that member countries comply with their obligations under the ECHR.
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What is the difference between the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice?

This fact explains the difference between the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice.
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