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11 International Law Concerning Maritime Boundary Delimitation

Shunji Yanai

From: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law: Volume I: The Law of the Sea

Edited By: David Joseph Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman A Martínez Gutiérrez

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 September 2022

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...
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