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Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Apr 29, 1958
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000143)
Title (French)

Convention sur la mer territoriale et la zone contiguë

Title (Spanish)

Convención sobre el Mar Territorial y la Zona Contigua

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen über Hoheitsgewässer und angrenzende Zonen

Place of adoption
Geneva
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Sep 10, 1964
Subject
Fisheries, Sea
Keyword
Maritime zone Sovereignty Territorial sea High seas Navigation
Abstract

Objectives: To define and limit the territorial sea and the contiguous zone. Summary of provisions: Part I of the Convention deals with the territorial sea, which is defined in Section I. Section II provides for methods to calculate the breadth of the territorial sea, starting from a baseline as set out in article. 3. Internal waters are defined in article 5. Section III deals with the right of innocent passage of ships, setting the rights and duties of both the coastal state and the flag state. Special provisions apply to merchant ships, government ships and war ships. Part II of the Convention deals with the contiguous zone, which is defined in article 24.

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Spain - -
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Switzerland -
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Trinidad and Tobago - -
Tunisia - -
Uganda - -
Ukraine -
United Kingdom -
United States of America -
Uruguay - - -
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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