- Territorial sea — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Sovereignty — Customary international law
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1 The term ‘title’ is used in the international legal literature to denote the source of a particular right, but it can also designate the evidence which may establish the existence of such a right. The term ‘historic title’ is similarly used to denote both the source and the evidence of a right over land or maritime territory acquired by a State through a process of historical consolidation ( Territory, Acquisition ). The concept originated in the State practice at the end of the 19 th century in order to justify the survival of territorial sovereignty over...