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UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

Updated 7 February 2014

SUBMISSION IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE DEPOSIT OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA (UNCLOS)

  M.Z.N. 46. 2004. LOS of 12 March 2004: Deposit of the list of geographical coordinates of points defining the outer limits of a zone adjacent to the territorial sea of the British Indian Ocean Territory, known as the Environment (Protection and Preservation) Zone, established for that Territory by Proclamation No. 1 of 17 September 2003

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 75(2)

LOSIC No. 19

List of geographical coordinates and Proclamation No. 1 of 17 September 2003 in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 54

  M.Z.N.100.2014.LOS of 4 February 2014: Deposit by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, pursuant to articles 75, paragraph 2, and 84, paragraph 2, of the Convention.

 

Originals of deposited information: Continental Shelf Order 2013, Continental Shelf Order 2013 - Illustrative Map, EEZ Order 2013, EEZ Order 2013 - Illustrative Map

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 75(2), 84(2)

LOSIC No. 39

Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 84

Communications received by the Secretary-General in connection with the deposit of charts and/or lists of geographical coordinates of points

  Mauritius: Communication from the Government of Mauritius dated 14 April 2004, containing Statement of the position of the Government of Mauritius with respect to the deposit by the United Kingdom (M.Z.N. 46. 2004. LOS of 12 March 2004) of a list of geographical coordinates (LOSIC No. 20 and Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 54)

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

Joint submission by France, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 19 May 2006 - in the area of the Celtic Sea and the Bay of Biscay
Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 9 May 2008 - Ascension Island
Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 31 March 2009 - in respect of Hatton Rockall Area
Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 11 May 2009 - in respect of the Falkland Islands, and of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

OTHER INFORMATION

Legislation

 Territorial Waters Jurisdiction Act, 1878

 Territorial Waters Order in Council 1964

 Continental Shelf Act 1964 of 15 April 1964

 Continental Shelf (Designation of Areas) Order 1964 (12 May 1964) 

 Continental Shelf (Designation of Additional Areas) Order 1965 (No. 1531; 3 August 1965)

 Continental Shelf (Designation of Additional Areas) Order 1968 (No. 891; 1 June 1968)

 Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction) Order 1968 (No. 892 - 7 June 1968)

 Continental Shelf (Designation of Additional Areas) Order 1971

 Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction Amendment) Order 1971

 Continental Shelf (Designation of Additional Areas) Order 1974

 Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction Amendment) Order 1974

 Territorial Waters (Amendment) Order in Council 1979, 23 May 1979

 Declaration on the Conservation of Fish Stocks and on Maritime Jurisdiction around the Falkland Islands of 29 October 1986 Proclamation No. 4 of 1986

 Falkland Islands - The Fisheries (Conservation and Management) Ordinance 1986

 Territorial Sea Act 1987 

 1989 No. 482 Territorial Sea - The Territorial Sea (Limits) Order 1989

 Proclamation (Maritime Zone) No. 1 of 1993 (South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)

 Proclamation extending the Falkland Islands Outer Conservation Zone, 22 August 1994 

 Proclamation, No. 1 of 1994

 Proclamation establishing an Excusive Economic Zone (Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands), Proclamation No. 1 of 1997

 The Fishery Limits Order 1999, 22 June 1999
 The Continental Shelf (Designation of Areas) Order 1999, 21 July 1999
 Proclamation No. 1 of 17 September 2003 establishing the Environment (Protection and Preservation) Zone for the British Indian Ocean Territory (see Law of the Sea Bulletin 54, p. 99)
 British Indian Ocean Territory Environment (Protection and Preservation) Zone, 17 September 2003 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin 54, p. 100)
 The Continental Shelf (Designation of Areas) (Consolidation) Order 2000 (Statutory Instrument 2000 No. 3062) (see Law of the Sea Bulletin no. 66)
 The Continental Shelf (Designation of Areas) Order 2001 (Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 3670) (see Law of the Sea Bulletin no. 66)
 The Virgin Islands (Territorial Sea) Order 2007 (Statutory Instrument 2007 No. 2141) (see Statutory Instruments)
 The Anguilla (Territorial Sea) Order 2007 (Statutory Instrument 2007 No. 2916) (see Statutory Instruments)
 Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with Belgium

 Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf between the two countries (with annex and exchange of letters), 29 May 1991 (entry into force:14 May 1993; registration #: 31712; registration date: 21 April 1995; link to UNTS)
Exchange of Notes between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium amending the Agreement of 29 May 1991 relating to the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf under the North Sea between the Two Countries, Brussels, 21 March 2005 and 7 June 2005 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No.66) (entry into force: 2 October 2006; registration #: 31712; registration date: 24 January 2008; link to UNTS)

with Cyprus

 Treaty between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus concerning the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus (Annex A of Original Agreement), 16 August 1960 (entry into force: 16 August 1960;  registration #: 5476; registration date: 12 December 1960; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus concerning the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, 16 August 1960. Exchange of notes (with Declaration) between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Cyprus concerning the administration of the Sovereign Base Areas referred to in Article 1 of the above-mentioned Treaty, 16 August 1960 (entry into force: 16 August 1960; registration #: 5476; registration date: 12 December 1960; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus concerning the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, 16 August 1960. Exchange of notes between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Cyprus concerning the future of the Sovereign Base Areas referred to in article 1 of the above-mentioned Treaty, 16 August 1960 (entry into force: 16 August 1960; registration #: 5476; registration date: 12 December 1960; link to UNTS)

with Denmark

 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
 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)

with France

 Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf in the area east of 30 minutes west of the Greenwich Meridian, 24 June 1982 (entry into force: 4 February 1983; registration #: 21923; registration date: 31 May 1983; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of notes constituting an agreement amending the above-mentioned Agreement, Paris, 21 and 27 March 1990 (entry into force: 27 March 1990; registration #: 21923; registration date: 30 October 1990; link to UNTS)
 Convention on maritime boundaries between the Government of the French Republic (Tuamotu Archipelago) and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, Oeno Islands), 25 October 1983 (entry into force: 12 April 1984; registration #: 23067; registration date: 4 September 1984; link to UNTS)
 Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland relating to the delimitation of the territorial sea in the Straits of Dover, 2 November 1988 (entry into force: 6 April 1989; registration #: 26858; registration date: 6 October 1989; link to UNTS)
 Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland relating to the completion of the delimitation of the continental shelf in the southern North Sea, 23 July 1991 (entry into force: 17 March 1992; registration #: 29182; registration date: 22 October 1992; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of notes constituting an agreement concerning the activities of fishermen in the vicinity of the Channel Islands and the French coast of the Cotentin Peninsula and, in particular, on the Schole Bank (with annex and lists), 10 July 1992 (entry into force: 10 July 1992; registration #:  30858; registration date: 28 March 1994; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of notes constituting an agreement concerning the creation and delimitation of an economic zone around the Islands of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno, 17 December 1992 and 19 January 1993 (entry into force: 1 February 1993; registration #: 30859; registration date: 28 March 1994; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of notes constituting an agreement concerning negotiations on the line of maritime delimitation in the area lying between Jersey and France (with map), 28 January 1994 (entry into force: 28 January 1994; registration #: 30931; registration date: 29 April 1994; link to UNTS)
 Agreement on maritime delimitation between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning Guadeloupe and Montserrat, 27 June 1996 (entry into force: 15 January 1997; registration #: 36143; registration date: 7 October 1999; link to UNTS)
 Agreement on maritime delimitation between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy on one hand, and Anguilla on the other, 27 June 1996 (entry into force: 15 January 1997; registration #: 36144; registration date: 7 October 1999; link to UNTS)

with Germany

 Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Federal Republic of Germany relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf under the North Sea between the two countries (with chart); 25 November 1971 (entry into force: 7 December 1972; registration #: 12626; registration date: 19 June1973; link to UNTS)

with Cyprus, Greece and Turkey

 Treaty between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus concerning the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus (Annex A of Original Agreement), 16 August 1960 (entry into force: 16 August 1960;  registration #: 5476; registration date: 12 December 1960; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus concerning the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, 16 August 1960. Exchange of notes (with Declaration) between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Cyprus concerning the administration of the Sovereign Base Areas referred to in Article 1 of the above-mentioned Treaty, 16 August 1960 (entry into force: 16 August 1960; registration #: 5476; registration date: 12 December 1960; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus concerning the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, 16 August 1960. Exchange of notes between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Cyprus concerning the future of the Sovereign Base Areas referred to in article 1 of the above-mentioned Treaty, 16 August 1960 (entry into force: 16 August 1960; registration #: 5476; registration date: 12 December 1960; link to UNTS)

with Honduras

 Treaty between the Government of the Republic of Honduras and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the delimitation of the maritime areas between the Cayman Islands and the Republic of Honduras, 4 December 2001 (entry into force: 1 March 2002; registration #: 39224; registration date: 4 March 2003; link to UNTS)

with Ireland

 Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the delimitation of areas of the continental shelf between the two countries, 7 November 1988 (entry into force: 11 January 1990; registration #: 27204; registration date: 3 May 1990; link to UNTS)
 Protocol supplementary to the agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom concerning the delimitation of areas of the continental shelf between the two countries (7 November 1988), 8 December 1992 (entry into force: 26 March 1993; registration #: A-27204; registration date: 14 October 1993; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of Notes dated 18 October 2001 and 31 October 2001 between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland constituting an agreement pursuant to Article 83 paragraph 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 on the provisional delimitation of an area of the continental shelf  (entry into force: on 31 October 2001; registration#: 41152; registration date: 7 April 2005; link to UNTS)

with Netherlands

 Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf under the North Sea between the two countries, 6 October 1965 (entry into force: 23 December 1966; registration #: 8616; registration date: 17 April 1967; link to UNTS)
 Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland relating to the exploitation of single geological structures extending across the dividing line on the continental shelf under the North Sea, 6 October 1965 (entry into force: 23 December 1966; registration #: 8615; registration date: 17 April 1967; link to UNTS)
 Protocol between the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland amending the Agreement of 6 October 1965 relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf under the North Sea between the two countries, 25 November 1971 (entry into force: 7 December 1972; registration #: 8616; registration date: 13 March 1973; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of Notes between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands amending the Agreement of 6 October 1965 relating to the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf under the North Sea between the Two Countries as amended by the Protocol of 25 November 1971, The Hague, 28 January and 7 June 2004,  (Law of the Sea Bulletin no. 66) (entry into force: 10 January 2006; registration #: 8616; registration date: 1 September 2006; link to UNTS)

with Norway

 Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf between the two countries, 10 March 1965 (entry into force: 29 June 1965; registration #: 8043; registration date: 14 January 1966; link to UNTS)
 Protocol supplementary to the Agreement of 10 March 1965 between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf between the two countries, 22 December 1978 (entry into force: 20 February 1980; registration #: 8043; registration date: 24 October 1980; link to UNTS)

with the United States of America

 Exchange of notes constituting an agreement between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland relating to the delimitation of the area within territorial waters adjacent to the leased naval base at Argentia, Newfoundland (with annex), 13 August and 23 October 1947 (entry into force: 23 October 1947; registration #: 859; registration date: 3 July 1950; link to UNTS)
 Treaty on the delimitation in the Caribbean of a maritime boundary relating to Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands, 5 November 1993 (entry into force: 1 June 1995; registration #: 32637; registration date: 23 February 1996; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the United States of America on the delimitation in the Caribbean of a maritime boundary between the US Virgin Islands and Anguilla, 5 November 1993 (entry into force: 1 June 1995; registration #: 32636; registration date: 23 February 1996; link to UNTS)
Additional relevant material

France

 Agreement on Arbitration signed on 10 July 1975 
 Arbitration award relating the Shelf boundary in the Western Channel approaches (France, United Kingdom), Court of arbitration, 30 June 1977
 Arbitration award relating the scope of the decision of the 30 June 1977 (France, United Kingdom), Court of arbitration,14 March 1978

Iceland (see ICJ web site)

 Case concerning the fisheries jurisdiction (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Iceland), International Court of Justice, 25 July 1974

Dominican Republic

 Text of a joint demarche undertaken by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  and the United States of America in relation to the law of the Dominican Republic number 66-07 of 22 May 2007, done on 18 October 2007 (Law of the Sea Bulletin no. 66)
 

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