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Causes, Consequences, And Solutions Relating To The Absence Of Final And Binding Outer Limits Of The Continental Shelf

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This chapter discusses a number of the issues arising from submissions to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) concerning disputed areas: it has three parts. First, it provides a brief overview of the procedures of the CLCS, with special emphasis on submissions concerning disputed areas. Second the chapter discusses three recent submissions by States to the CLCS in relation to disputed areas. Third, it discusses a number of the issues that arise as a result of such submissions. The chapter examines three recent submissions to the CLCS in relation to disputed areas. They are: 1) the area around Hatton Rockall; 2) the area around the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; and 3) the area to the east of the Caribbean islands and to the north of the northern coastal States of South America.

Keywords:Caribbean islands; CLCS; Falkland Islands; Hatton Rockall; South Georgia



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