Tuesday, July 8, 2008

1982 Covention law of the sea

Under the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, of which the Philippines is a signatory, the territorial sea has a uniform breadth of 12 miles measured from the low water mark of the coast.
The 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea accepted our definition of internal waters according to the archipelago doctrine but limited the territorial sea for all states to 12 nautical miles from the low-water mark of the coast.
Settlement of Disputes arising from the UN convention of the Sea (UNCLOS). Part XV of the 1982 Convention on the Law of Sea requires States to settle peacefully any dispute concerning the Convention. Failing a bilateral settlement, art 286 provides that any dispute shall be submitted for compulsory settlement to one of the tribunals having jurisdiction. These include the International Tribunal for the Law of Sea (ITLOS), the International Court of Justice , and arbitral or special arbitral tribunals constituted under UNCLOS.

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