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The delimitation of maritime zones is an important requirement for peaceful relations between neighbouring States. There are numerous examples of areas between States with opposite or adjacent coasts where sovereignty over an island or territory may not be contested but the delimitation of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone is still pending. Under the Law of the Sea Convention, the delimitation of these zones shall be effected by agreement on the basis of international law. However, the Convention does not offer a definitive answer as to the methods that should be applied.
This publication includes contributions by Judges of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, eminent scholars and experienced practitioners. The papers deal with various aspects of maritime delimitation: the jurisprudence of international courts and tribunals and their relevance for delimitation, the impact of the Law of the Sea Convention, the role of legal practitioners and diplomatic negotiators, and delimitation under particular geological circumstances and in geographically complex regional situations. It is designed to provide insight and guidance to the complicated process of maritime delimitation.
|La Delimitation des Frontieres maritimes dans la Jurisprudence Internationale : Vue d'Ensemble||1|
|The role of international dispute settlement institutions in the delimitation of the outer continental shelf||19|
|Provisional measures and interventions in maritime delimitation disputes||33|
|What have the United Nations convention and the international tribunal for the law of the sea to offer as regards maritime delimitation disputes?||63|
|The role of the technical expert in maritime delimitation cases||79|
|Preparing for a delimitation case : the practitioner's view||95|
|Negotiating maritime boundary agreements : a personal view||121|
|Joint development zones as an alternative dispute settlement approach in maritime boundary delimitation||143|
|Maritime delimitation in complex island situations : a case study on the Caribbean Sea||153|
|Recent developments as regards maritime delimitation in the Adriatic Sea||189|
|Maritime delimitation in a semi-enclosed sea : the case of the Adriatic Sea||205|
|Some thoughts on the extension of existing boundaries for the delimitation of new maritime zones||223|