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9 The Continental Shelf

Ted L McDorman

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: 17 June 2021

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

This chapter begins with a brief history of the legal regime of the continental shelf. It then reviews the core rights and obligations of the legal regime; explains the rules and procedures regarding the determination by a State of its continental shelf outer limit beyond 200 nm; and describes the relationship between the shelf regime and the 200 nm exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

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