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The Principle of Equidistance on Continental Shelf Delimitation

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DOI: 10.23977/law.2023.020304 | Downloads: 9 | Views: 619

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Ma Xueyao 1

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1 Department of International Law, China Foreign Affairs University, 24 Zhanlan Road, Beijing, China

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Ma Xueyao

ABSTRACT

In the field of the international law of the sea, continental shelf delimitation has always been one of the most controversial issues. Since the definition of the Equity Principle in the “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” (UNCLOS) is relatively vague, the connotation of the Equity Principle depends on the accumulation and development of international judicial precedents, arbitration awards, and state practice. The Equity Principle of continental shelf delimitation has been generally recognized by the international community and has become a part of customary international law. Only when all relevant circumstances are fully considered can a fair delimitation result be obtained and a balance of reasonable interests of all parties be achieved.

KEYWORDS

Principle of equidistance, the delimitation of continental shelf, the principle of natural prolongation

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Ma Xueyao, The Principle of Equidistance on Continental Shelf Delimitation. Science of Law Journal (2023) Vol. 2: 22-26. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/DOI: 10.23977/law.2023.020304.

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