- 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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