National Claims to Maritime Jurisdiction

Excerpts of Legislation and Table of Claims

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The revision of national legislation, particularly those regulating the nature and breadth of marine areas subject to sovereignty or jurisdiction, was one of the most important consequences of the adoption of the Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1982. This publication provides quick and convenient access to updated information on the status of national legislation concerning maritime zones around the world. The tabulation is based on the maritime legislation of 145 coastal States. The first part provides a table of claims: territorial sea, contiguous zone, fishery zone and exclusive economic zone and the second part reproduces relevant extracts of the test of those provisions.


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Law of the Sea, The

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