OUTER LIMITS OF CONTINENTAL SHELF IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN: POTENTIAL OVERLAPPING CLAIMS

Dita Liliansa


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17304/ijil.vol12.3.609

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Abstract


To legally exercise its sovereign rights over extended continental shelf, coastal States have to
obtain recommendation from the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf by submitting
information on the limits of its extended continental shelf to the Commission. In some cases, such
submission overlaps with other submission which leads to deferred submissions. This paper will
address some potential overlapping submissions in respect of the Arctic Ocean which is carried out
through a normative legal study. At the end, this paper suggests that Arctic coastal States may agree
on establishing a joint submission to avoid any overlapping submissions in the Arctic Ocean.


Keywords


arctic; submission; extended continental shelf; ice-covered areas



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