Issues and Strategies for Outer Continental Shelf Claims

Date

2008

Authors

Rothwell, Donald

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Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

Abstract

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS or the Commission) is a specialist body with a limited mandate with the potential to have a significant impact upon the dynamic of the law of the sea in coming decades as more coastal States seek to claim outer continental shelves (OCS). By the end of 2007, the Commission had received nine submissions but made only three recommendations. Many coastal States will be lodging OCS submissions in the coming years, raising issues as to the Commission's workload and capacity to efficiently consider each submission. Coastal States need to be mindful not only of the legal but also of the practical and strategic issues that are emerging in OCS submissions, including how many of them can meet the May 2009 submission cut-off. Making a partial OCS claim may be one approach. A review is undertaken of relevant State and Commission practice to date.

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Keywords: coastal zone management; continental shelf; Law of the Sea; strategic approach Coastal state submissions; Commission on the limits of the continental shelf; Outer continental shelf; State practice

Citation

Source

The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1163/092735208X295837

Restricted until

2037-12-31