The maritime areas which may require to be delimited by a judicial decision are the territorial sea, the continental shelf, the exclusive economic zones, and fishery zones. A preliminary question is the degree to which the rules and principles governing delimitation are common to all of these, or are peculiar to a particular category. In terms of the applicable multilateral treaty texts, delimitation of the territorial sea is governed by Article 12 of the 1958 Geneva Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, or by Part II, Section 2 (Articles...
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