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Updated 11 April 2011

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

  M.Z.N. 42. 2002. LOS of 4 December 2002: Deposit of charts showing the outer limits of the territorial sea

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 17

Charts at DOALOS/OLA

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

  N/A

OTHER INFORMATION

Legislation

 Netherlands Territorial Sea (Demarcation) Act of 9 January 1985
 Territorial sea of the Kingdom in the Netherlands Antilles (Extension) Act (Rijkswet), 9 January 1985
 Decree of 23 October 1985 governing the implementation of section 1 of the Territorial Sea of the Kingdom in the Netherlands Antilles (Extension) Act
 Decree of 6 July 1993 establishing a fisheries zone for the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba (Decree relating to the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba fisheries zone)
 Kingdom Act of 27 May 1999 establishing an exclusive economic zone of the Kingdom (Exclusive Economic Zone (Establishment) Act)
 Decree of 13 March 2000 determining the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone of the Netherlands and effecting the entry into force of the Kingdom Act establishing an exclusive economic zone (Exclusive Economic Zone of the Netherlands (Outer Limits) Decree)
 Decree of 10 June 2010 determining the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone of the Kingdom of the Netherlands situated in the Caribbean (Exclusive Economic Zone of the Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Situated in the Carbibbean (Outer Limits) Decree) (also in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 74)

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with Belgium

 Treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Belgium on the Delimitation of the Territorial Sea, 18 December 1996 (entry into force: 1 January 1999; registration #: 35449; registration date: 27 January 1999; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Belgium on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf, 18 December 1996 (entry into force: 1 January 1999; registration #: 35448; registration date: 27 January 1999; link to UNTS)

with Denmark

 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 Germany and Denmark

 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 Germany

 Supplementary Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Netherlands to the Ems-Dollard Treaty, 14 May 1962
  Treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the lateral delimitation of the continental shelf in the vicinity of the coast, 1 December 1964 (entry into force: 18 September 1965; registration #: 8011; registration date: 22 December 1965; link to UNTS)
 Special Agreement for the submission to the International Court of Justice of a difference between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the delimitation, as between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany, of the continental shelf in the North Sea, 2 February 1967 (entry into force: 2 February 1967; registration #: 8779; registration date: 2 October 1967; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf under the North Sea (with annexes and exchange of notes) (28 January 1971) (entry into force: 7 December 1972; registration #: 12296; registration date: 21 February 1973; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of notes constituting an agreement concerning delimitation of the frontier at the Molenbeek (Miihlenbach) and the Rammelbeek (Rammelbach) between the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany, 29 September and 24 November 1975 (entry into force: 10 July 1976; registration #: 15140; registration date: 27 November 1976; link to UNTS)

with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  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 Venezuela

 Boundary delimitation Treaty between the Republic of Venezuela and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (with map), 31 March 1978 (entry into force: 15 December 1978; registration #: 17901; registration date: 17 July 1979; link to UNTS)

Other relevant material (see also ICJ web site)

Netherlands - Germany

 North Sea Continental Shelf Cases, I.C.J judgment of 20 February 1969 
 

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