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Maritime Delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and Land Boundary in the Northern Part of Isla Portillos Cases

Christine Pichel

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 October 2019

Subject(s):
Sovereignty — Continental shelf — Exclusive economic zone — Islands and artificial islands — Baselines — Delimitation — Territorial sea — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Treaties, interpretation — Boundaries

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

1 On 25 February 2014, Costa Rica instituted proceedings against Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in respect of a dispute concerning ‘the establishment of single maritime boundaries between the two States in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, respectively, delimiting all the maritime areas appertaining to each of them’ ( Maritime Delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean [ Costa Rica v Nicaragua ] [ Application ] para. 3 [‘ Case Concerning Maritime Delimitation ’]). 2 On 16 January 2017, Costa Rica instituted...
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