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Convention on the Continental Shelf

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Apr 29, 1958
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000152)
Title (French)

Convention sur le plateau continental

Title (Spanish)

Convención sobre la plataforma continental

Title (Other)

Konvention über den Kontinentalsockel

Place of adoption
Geneva
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Jun 10, 1964
Subject
Mineral resources, Sea
Keyword
Maritime zone Minerals Exploration Sovereignty Continental shelf Management/conservation
Abstract

Objective: To define and delimit the rights of States to explore and exploit the natural resources of the continental shelf.

Summary of provisions: Coastal States have sovereign and exclusive rights over the continental shelf for the purpose of exploration and exploitation (art. 1). Such exploration or exploitation must not cause unjustifiable interference with navigation, fishing or the conservation of the living resources of the sea, or with oceanographic or other scientific research (art. 5).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)

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