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"Law of the Sea... Law of the Peoples"

"Disputes on the delineation of the EEZ and of the outer limit of the continental shelf should be, in near future, the most relevant matters to be referred to ITLOS jurisdiction."


“The establishment of the outer limit of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles represents the last legal opportunity for a coastal state to extend its territory toward the seabed and subsoil to the deep sea ocean floor.


As a consequence, coastal states are entitled to exercise over the continental shelf their sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring it and exploiting its natural resources.”



“In the case of Bangladesh v. Myanmar the ITLOS recognized the relevance of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) and itself for the implementation of UNCLOS.


The ITLOS recognized the commission’s legal competence for delimitation of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.


The CLCS and the ITLOS are independent and, at same time, interrelated bodies for the implementation of UNCLOS.”



“I am a researcher and professor of law of the sea, so I know the theory. I am also the Brazil’s legal advisor to the CLCS, so I live the practice every day.”

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