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Updated 26 September 2012

CONTINENTAL SHELF BEYOND 200 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE BASELINES FROM WHICH THE BREADTH OF THE TERRITORIAL SEA IS MEASURED

Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 29 April 2009 - in the area north of the Faroe Islands
Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 2 December 2010 - Faroe-Rockall Plateau Region
Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 14 June 2012 - in respect of the Southern Continental Shelf of Greenland

OTHER INFORMATION

Legislation

Order No. 191 of 27 May 1963 on the Delimitation of the Territorial Sea of Greenland
Royal Decree of 7 June 1963 concerning the exercise of Danish sovereignty over the Continental Shelf
Act No. 259 of 9 June 1971 concerning the Continental Shelf with the amendments resulting from Act No. 278 of 7 June 1972 and Act No. 654 of 21 December 1977
Customs Act No. 519 of 13 December 1972 
Act No. 597 of 17 December 1976 on the Fishing Territory of the Kingdom of Denmark
Decree No. 598 of 21 December 1976 - The Fishing Territory of the Faroe Islands
Ordinance No. 599 of 21 December 1976 on the Delimitation of the Territorial Sea around the Faroe Islands
Ordinance No. 189 of 19 April 1978 amending Ordinance No. 437 of 21 December 1966 governing the Delimitation of the Territorial Sea
Executive Order No. 628 of 22 December 1976 - The Fishing Territory of Denmark
Executive Order No. 629 of 22 December 1976 - The Fishing Territory of Greenland
Executive Order No. 176 of 14 May 1980
Act No. 411 of 22 May 1996 on Exclusive Economic Zones
Executive Order No. 584 of 24 June 1996 concerning Denmark’s Exclusive Economic Zone
Act No. 200 of 7 April 1999 on the delimitation of the territorial sea
Executive Order No 242 of 21 April 1999
Ordinance Governing the Admission of Foreign Warships and Military Aircraft to Danish Territory in Time of Peace, 1999
Decree No. 240 of 30 April 2002: Decree on the Coming into Force of the Act on the Delimitation of the Territorial Sea for the Faroe Islands (see also Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 68)
Decree No. 241 of 30 April 2002: Decree to Amend the Decree on the Fishing Territory of the Faroe Islands (see also Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 68)
Executive Order No.306 of 16 May 2002: Executive Order on the Delimitation of the Territorial Sea of the Faroe Islands (see also Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 68)
Executive Order No. 613: Executive Order to Amend the Executive Order No. 584 of 24 June 1996 concerning Denmark's Exclusive Economic Zone, 19 July 2002
Executive Order No. 680 of 18 July 2003 amending Executive Order No. 242 of 21 April 1999 concerning the Delimitation of Denmark's Territorial Sea (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 53, p. 44)
Royal Decree on the Entry into Force of Act on Exclusive Economic Zones for Greenland, 15 October 2004 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 56, p. 126)
Royal Decree on Amendment of Royal Decree on Delimitation of the Territorial Waters of Greenland, 15 October 2004 (see Bulletin 56, p. 126)
Executive Order on the Exclusive Economic Zone of Greenland, 20 October 2004 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 56, p. 133)
Act on the Contiguous Zone, 24 June 2005 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 58, p. 17)
Executive Order on the Demarcation of the Danish Contiguous Zone, 29 June 2005 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 58, p. 18)
Executive Order on the Exclusive Economic Zone of Greenland, 20 October 2004 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 66, p. 63)
Decree on the Coming into Force of the Act on the Delimitation of the Territorial Sea for the Faroe Islands, Decree No. 240 of 30 April 2002 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No.68)
Decree to Amend the Decree on the Fishing Territory of the Faroe Islands, Decree No. 241 of 30 April 2002 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 68)
Executive Order on the Delimitation of the Territorial Sea for the Faroe Islands, Executive Order No.306 of 16 May 2002 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 68)
Decree amending the Decree on the fishing territory off the Faroe Islands, 17 September 2009 (see also Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 71)

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with Canada

Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark and the Government of Canada relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf between Greenland and Canada ( with annexes) 17 December 1973 (entry into force: 13 March 1974; registration #: 13550; registration date: 19 September 1974; link to UNTS)

with Germany

Agreement between the Kingdom of Denmark and the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the delimitation, in the coastal regions, of the continental shelf of the North Sea, 9 June 1965 (entry into force: 27 May 1966; registration #:  8289; registration date: 3 August 1966; link to UNTS)
Protocol to the Agreement between the Kingdom of Denmark and the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the delimitation, in the coastal regions, of the continental shelf of the North Sea, 9 June 1965 * (entry into force: 27 May 1966; registration #:  8289; registration date: 3 August 1966; link to UNTS)
Special agreement for the submission to the International Court of Justice of a difference between the Kingdom of Denmark and the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the delimitation, as between the Kingdom of Denmark and the Federal Republic of Germany of the continental shelf in the North Sea, 2 February 1967 (entry into force: 2 February 1967; registration #: 8778; registration date: 2 October 1967; link to UNTS)
Exchange of notes constituting an agreement concerning the delimitation of the borderline between Denmark and the Federal Republic of Germany in the Flensborg Fiord area, 22 and 28 October 1970 (entry into force: 28 October 1970; registration #: 12513; registration date: 15 May 1973; link to UNTS)
Supplementary Protocol to the Exchange of notes constituting an agreement concerning the delimitation of the borderline between Denmark and the Federal Republic of Germany in the Flensborg Fiord area, Signed at Flensburg on 25 August 1971 and at Abenra on 14 September 1971 (entry into force: 14 September 1971; registration #: 12513; registration date: 15 May 1973; link to UNTS)
Treaty between the Kingdom of Denmark and the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf under the North Sea (with annexes and exchange of letters) 28 January 1971; (entry into force: 7 December 1972; registration #: 12295; registration date: 21 February 1973; link to UNTS)
Treaty between the German Democratic Republic and the Kingdom of Denmark on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf and the Fishery Zones, 14 September 1988; (entry into force: 14 June 1989; registration #: 26910; registration date: 13 October 1989; link to UNTS)

with Germany and Netherlands

Protocol to the Treaties of 28 January 1971 between the Federal Republic of Germany and Denmark and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, respectively, concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf under the North Sea , 28 January 1971 (entry into force: 28 January 1971 and with retroactive effect from 7 December 1972; registration #: 12297; registration date: 21 February 1973; link to UNTS)

with Iceland

Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark along with the Greenland Home Rule Government, on the one hand, and the Government of the Republic of Iceland, on the other hand, on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf and the Fishery Zones in the Area between Greenland and Iceland, 11 November 1997; (entry into force: 27 May 1998; registration #: 35941; registration date: 1 August 1999; link to UNTS)

with Netherlands

Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf under the North Sea between the two countries, 31 March 1966 (entry into force: 1 August 1967; registration #: 8751; registration date: 29 August 1967; link to UNTS)

with Norway

Agreement between Denmark and Norway relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf, 8 December 1965 (entry into force: 22 June 1966; registration #: 9052; registration date: 4 April 1968; link to UNTS)
Agreement between Denmark and Norway relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf, 8 December 1965 - Exchange of notes constituting an agreement amending the above-mentioned Agreement. Copenhagen, 24 April 1968 (entry into force: 24 April 1968; registration #: 9052; registration date: 29 August 1968; link to UNTS)
Agreement between Denmark and Norway relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf, 8 December 1965 - Exchange of notes constituting an agreement amending the above-mentioned Agreement, 4 June 1974 (entry into force: 4 June 1974; registration #: 9052; registration date: 24 October 1974; link to UNTS)
Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf in the area between the Faroe Islands and Norway and concerning the boundary between the fishery zone near the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian economic zone 15 June 1979 (entry into force: 3 June 1979; registration #: 19512; registration date: 28 January 1981; link to UNTS)
Agreement between the Kingdom of Denmark and the Kingdom of Norway concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf in the area between Jan Mayen and Greenland and concerning the boundary between the fishery zones in the area 18 December 1995 (entry into force: 27 May 1998; registration #: 32441; registration date: 17 February 2000; link to UNTS)
Additional Protocol to the Agreement of 18 December 1995 between the Kingdom of Norway and the Kingdom of Denmark on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf in the Area between Jan Mayen and Greenland and the Boundary between Fishery Zones in the Area, 11 November 1997 (entry into force: 27 May 1998; registration #: 32441; registration date: 17 February 2000; link to UNTS)
Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Norway on the one hand, and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark together with the Home Rule Government of Greenland on the other hand, concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf and the fisheries zones in the area between Greenland and Svalbard, Copenhagen, 20 February 2006 (entry into force: 2 June 2006 , registration #: I-42887; registration date:7 July 2006  link to UNTS)

with Sweden

Exchange of notes constituting an agreement between Denmark and Sweden concerning the delimitation of the territorial waters between Denmark and Sweden, 25 June 1979 (entry into force: 21 December 1979; registration #: 18943; registration date: 24 June 1980; link to UNTS)
Agreement between Sweden and Denmark on the delimitation of the continental shelf and fishing zones (with map, exchanges of notes and Protocol), 9 November 1984 (entry into force: 3 September 1985; registration #: 3211; registration date: 16 October 1985; link to UNTS)
Exchange of notes constituting an agreement between Denmark and Sweden concerning the delimitation of areas of responsibility in connection with the Convention of 22 March 1974 on the protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, 21 November 1986 (entry into force: 21 December 1986; registration #: 24815; registration date: 18 May 1987; link to UNTS)

with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf between the two countries, 3 March 1966 (entry into force: 6 February 1967; registration #: 8574; registration date: 17 March 1967; link to UNTS)
Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf between the two countries, 25 November 1971 (entry into force: 7 December 1972; registration #: 12280; registration date: 22 January 1973; link to UNTS)
Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark together with the Home Government of the Faroe Islands, on the one hand, and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on the other hand, relating to Maritime Delimitation in the Area between the Faroe Islands and the United Kingdom, 18 May 1999 (entry into force: 21 July 1999; link to UNTS)

Other relevant material (see also ICJ web site)

Denmark - Germany

SPECIAL AGREEMENT FOR THE SUBMISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY CONCERNING THE DELIMITATION, AS BETWEEN THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY OF THE CONTINENTAL SHELF IN THE NORTH SEA (2 FEBRUARY 1967)
North Sea Continental Shelf Cases, I.C.J judgment of 20 February 1969

Denmark - Norway

Case concerning the maritime delimitation in the area between Greenland and Jan Mayen (Denmark, Norway), International Court of Justice, 14 June 1993

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