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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

The Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration (Bangladesh and India)

Daniela Arrese

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 October 2021

Subject(s):
Maritime boundaries — Arbitration

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 On 7 July 2014, an Arbitral Tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the Law of the Sea Convention (‘UNCLOS’) delivered its Award in the Matter of the Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration between the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Republic of India (‘Award’). The case had been initiated by Bangladesh in October 2009 after years of failed negotiations with India regarding the delimitation of their common maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal, a bay situated in the north-eastern part of the Indian Ocean and bordered by India, Bangladesh, Myanmar,...
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