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KENYA

Updated 14 October 2014

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

  M.Z.N. 58. 2006. LOS of 25 April 2006: Deposit of two lists of geographical coordinates of points, specifying the straight baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured and the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone of Kenya, together with illustrative map number SK 90 (edition 4), as contained in the Proclamation by the President of the Republic of Kenya of 9 June 2005, in respect of Kenya’s territorial sea and exclusive economic zone (Legal Notice No. 82 (Legislative Supplement No. 34) published in Kenya Gazette No. 55 of 22 July 2005).

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2); 75(2)

LOSIC No. 23

Proclamation of 9 June 2005, including the lists of geographical coordinates of points and the illustrative map, reproduced in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 61

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

  N/A

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 6 May 2009

OTHER INFORMATION

Legislation

 Territorial Waters Act of 16 May 1972, revised in 1977
  Presidential Proclamation of 28 February 1979--replaced by Presidential Proclamation of 9 June 2005
  Approximate Co-ordinates of Baseline Points on Map Sheet SK/74, 28 February 1979
  Chapter 371--The Maritime Zones Act, 1989
 Presidential Proclamation of 9 June 2005, pursuant to article 16, paragraph 2, and article 75, paragraph 2, of UNCLOS (Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 61)

Piracy

Merchant Shipping Act 2009

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with United Republic of Tanzania

 Exchange of Notes constituting an agreement on the territorial sea boundary, 17 December 1975 - 9 July 1976 (entry into force: 9 July 1976; registration #: 15603; registration date: 18 April 1977; link to UNTS)
Agreement between the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Kenya on the delimitation of the maritime boundary of the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf, 23 June 2009 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 70)

with Somalia

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Kenya and the Transitional Federal Government of the Somali Republic to Grant to Each Other No-Objection in Respect of Submissions on the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (entry into force: 7 April 2009, registration #: I-46230; registration date: 11 June 2009; link to UNTS) (see also Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 70)*

Other communications

Kenya: Note verbale dated 9 January 2014
Somalia: Somalia Note verbale dated 7 October 2014

By a note verbale dated 2 March 2010, the Permanent Mission of the Somali Republic to the United Nations informed the Secretariat that the MOU had been rejected by the Parliament of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, and "is to be hence treated as non-actionable."


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