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5 The Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone

John E Noyes

From: The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea

Edited By: Donald R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott, Tim Stephens

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 12 May 2021

Territorial sea — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Exclusive economic zone — International procedural law — International organizations

This chapter first discusses the breadth and location of the territorial sea. It then considers its juridical status; examines the navigational rights of foreign flag vessels in the territorial sea; and highlights some ‘other rules of international law’ and actions of international organizations that apply there. Finally, it explores the contiguous zone.

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