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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Belts and Sound

Kaare Bangert

Subject(s):
Innocent passage — Straits — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea)

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 [This article was originally published under the title ‘Belts and Sund’; the title of the article was changed to ‘Belts and Sound’ in March 2018.] 2 The Danish straits regime belongs to the special category of historical straits regimes where passage, according to Art. 35 (c) UN Convention on the Law of the Sea ‘is regulated in part by long-standing international conventions in force specifically relating to such straits’ ( Law of the Sea ; see also Straits, International ). 3 The Danish straits regime regulates the natural sea lanes between the North Sea and...
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