11 International Law Concerning Maritime Boundary Delimitation
Edited By: David J Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman A Martínez Gutiérrez
- Delimitation — Exclusive economic zone — Territorial sea — Continental shelf — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Coastal states — Islands and artificial islands — Applicable law — Arbitral tribunals — Specific treaties — Treaties, interpretation
Among international maritime disputes between States, those concerning the delimitation of maritime boundaries are the most sensitive since they relate to the extent of the sovereignty, sovereign rights over natural resources or jurisdiction of the coastal States concerned. It is desirable that such disputes be resolved amicably through negotiations between the States parties to the dispute, but the States involved often face many difficulties and their disputes remain long unresolved. Such difficulties seem to stem from some of the following factors. First, each...