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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Guyana v Suriname Maritime Boundary Arbitration

Alexander Aizenstatd

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 October 2021

Subject(s):
UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Territorial sea — Continental shelf — Exclusive economic zone — Delimitation — Sovereignty — Boundaries — Territory, title

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 On 17 September 2007 an arbitral tribunal constituted under Article 287 and Annex II of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea resolved a maritime boundary dispute between the Republics of Guyana and Suriname. The award (Guyana v Suriname [Award]) provided for a single maritime boundary delimitation of the territorial sea, continental shelf, and the exclusive economic zone. The award also dealt with alleged breaches of the UN Charter and international law. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) served as registry.2 Guyana and Suriname are adjacent States...
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