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Updated 23 December 2011

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

  M.Z.N. 9. 1996. LOS of 25 August 1996: Deposit of charts (outer limits of the continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone) and confirmation (deposit) of lists of geographical coordinates (straight baselines), as contained in:

- Royal Decree of 12 July 1935, relating to the Baselines for the Norwegian Fishery Zone as regards that part of Norway which is situated to the north of 66°28'8 N Latitude;
- Royal Decree of 18 July 1952 relating to the Baseline for the Norwegian Fishery Zone as regards that part of Norway which is situated to the south of 66°28'8 N Latitude;
- Crown Prince Regent's Decree of 30 June 1955; and
- Royal Decree of 25 September 1970 concerning the Delimitation of the Territorial Waters of Parts of Svalbard.

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2); 75(2); 84(2)

LOSIC No. 4 and No. 9

Decrees in The Law of the Sea: Baselines - National Legislation with Illustrative Maps (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.89.V.10). , p. 235; p. 237; p. 242; and p. 244, respectively;
Charts at DOALOS/OLA

  M.Z.N. 32. 2000. LOS of 14 March 2000: Deposit of lists of geographical coordinates, as contained in:

- Additional Protocol to the Agreement of 18 December 1995 between the Kingdom of Norway and the Kingdom of Denmark concerning the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf in the Area between Jan Mayen and Greenland and the Boundary between the Fishery Zones in the Area, 11 November 1997; and
- Additional Protocol to the Agreement of 8 May 1980 between Norway and Iceland concerning Fishery and Continental Shelf Questions and the Agreement derived therefrom of 22 October 1981 on the Continental Shelf between Jan Mayen and Iceland, 11 November 1997

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points

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

LOSIC No. 11

Additional Protocols in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 39;
Charts at DOALOS/OLA

  M.Z.N. 38. 2001. LOS of 8 June 2001: Deposit of the list of geographical coordinates of points for drawing the baselines for measuring the width of the territorial sea around Svalbard, as contained in: Regulations of 1 June 2001 relating to the limit of the Norwegian territorial sea around Svalbard

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 14

Regulation of 1 June 2001 in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 46

The list of geographical coordinates of points, deposited on 8 June 2001 pursuant to article 16(2) of the Convention, supersedes the list contained in Royal Decree of 25 September 1970 (see M.Z.N. 9. 1996. LOS of 25 August 1996).

  M.Z.N. 39. 2002. LOS of 20 June 2002: Deposit of the list of geographical coordinates of points as specified in the Regulations relating to the baselines for determining the extent of the territorial sea around mainland Norway, as laid down by Royal Decree of 1 June 2002.

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 16

Royal Decree of 14 June 2002 in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 49

The list of geographical coordinates of points, deposited on 20 June 2002 pursuant to article 16(2) of the Convention, supersedes the lists contained in Royal Decrees of 12 July 1935 and 18 July 1952 (see M.Z.N. 9. 1996. LOS of 25 August 1996).

 

  M.Z.N. 40. 2002. LOS of 20 September 2002: Deposit of the list of geographical coordinates of points as specified in the Regulations relating to the limit of the Norwegian territorial sea around Jan Mayen, as laid down by Royal Decree of 30 August 2002.

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 16

Royal Decree of 30 August 2002 in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 50

The list of geographical coordinates of points, deposited on 20 September 2002 pursuant to article 16(2) of the Convention, supersedes the list contained in Crown Prince Regent's Decree of 30 June 1955 (see M.Z.N. 9. 1996. LOS of 25 August 1996).

  M.Z.N. 45. 2003. LOS of 3 December 2003: Deposit of the list of geographical coordinates of points defining the outer limits of the territorial sea around mainland Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen; and deposit of the list of geographical coordinates of points as specified in the Regulations relating to the baselines for determining the extent of the territorial sea around mainland Norway, as laid down by Royal Decree of 14 June 2002, as amended by Crown Prince Regent’s Decree of 10 October 2003.

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 19

Lists of coordinates and the Royal Decree of 14 June 2002, as amended by Crown Prince Regent’s Decree of 10 October 2003 in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 54

  M.Z.N.53. 2005 LOS of 20 April 2005: Deposit of the list of geographical coordinates of points defining the outer limits of the territorial sea around Bouvet island together with the list of geographical coordinates of points as specified in the Regulations of 25 February 2005 relating to the baseline determining the extent of the territorial sea around Bouvet island, as laid down by Royal Decree of 25 February 2005, pursuant to the Act of 27 June 2003 relating to Norway’s territorial waters and contiguous zone.

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 21

Royal Decree of 25 February 2005 in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 60

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 27 November 2006 - in the North East Atlantic and the Arctic

Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 4 May 2009 - in respect of Bouvetøya and Dronning Maud Land

OTHER INFORMATION

Legislation

 Royal Decree of 22 February 1812
 Royal Resolution of 28 October 1932 covering the Customs Law of 22 June 1928
 Royal Decree of 12 July 1935, relating to the Baselines for the Norwegian Fishery Zone as regards that part of Norway which is situated to the north of 66°28'8 N Latitude (repealed by Royal Decree of 14 June 2002 as of 1 July 2002, date of entry into force of the Royal Decree.)
 Royal Decree of 18 July 1952 relating to the Baselines for the Norwegian Fishery Zone as regards that part of Norway which is situated to the south of 66°28'8 N Latitude (repealed by Royal Decree of 14 June 2002)
 Crown Prince Regent's Decree of 30 June 1955 (The Decree was repealed by the Regulations relating to the Limit of the Norwegian Territorial Sea around Jan Mayen laid down by Royal Decree of 30 August 2002, as of 1 October 2002, date of entry into force of the Regulations.)
 Royal Decree of 31 May 1963 Relating to the Sovereignty of Norway over the Sea-Bed and Subsoil outside the Norwegian Coast
 Act of 21 June 1963 Relating to Exploration and Exploitation of Submarine Natural Resources
 Royal Decree of 9 April 1965 relating to Exploration for and Exploitation of Petroleum Deposits in the Sea-Bed and its Subsoil on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
 Royal Decree of 31 January 1969 Establishing Rules relating to Scientific Research for Natural Resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, etc.
 Royal Decree of 21 June 1970 Establishing Provisional Rules concerning Exploration for certain Submarine Natural Resources other than Petroleum on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, etc.
 Royal Decree of 25 September 1970 concerning the Delimitation of the Territorial Waters of Parts of Svalbard (The Royal Decree was repealed by the Regulations relating to the limits of the Norwegian territorial sea around Svalbard (Royal Decree of 1 June 2001) as of 1 July 2001, date of entry into force of the Regulations.)
 Act No. 91 of 17 December 1976 relating to the Economic Zone of Norway
 Royal Decree of 17 December 1976 relating to the establishment of the Economic Zone of Norway
 Act of 22 March 1985 No. 11 Pertaining to Petroleum Activities
 Regulations relating to foreign marine scientific research in Norway’s internal waters, territorial sea and economic zone and on the continental shelf (Crown Prince Regent's Decree of 30 March 2001)
 Regulations of 1 June 2001 relating to the limit of the Norwegian territorial sea around Svalbard (Royal Decree of 1 June 2001)
 Regulations relating to the baselines for determining the extent of the territorial sea around mainland Norway (Royal Decree of 14 June 2002 - in force from 1 July 2002)  - (amended - see below)
 Regulations relating to the Limit of the Norwegian Territorial Sea around Jan Mayen, laid down by Royal Decree of 30 August 2002
 Act No. 57 relating to Norway’s territorial waters and contiguous zone, 27 June 2003 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 54, p. 97)
 Regulations relating to the baselines for determining the extent of the territorial sea around mainland Norway, as laid down by Royal Decree of 14 June 2002, as amended by Crown Prince Regent’s Decree of 10 October 2003 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No.  54, p. 88)
 List of coordinates of points defining the outer limit of the territorial sea around Norway mainland (deposited by Norway with the Secretary-General of the United Nations under UNCLOS on 1 December 2003) (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 54, p. 29)
 List of coordinates of points defining the outer limit of the territorial sea around Svalbard (deposited by Norway with the Secretary-General of the United Nations under UNCLOS on 1 December 2003) (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 54, p. 41)
 List of coordinates of points defining the outer limit of the territorial sea around Jan Mayen (deposited by Norway with the Secretary-General of the United Nations under UNCLOS on 1 December 2003) (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 54, p. 81)
 Regulations of 25 February 2005 relating to the baseline determining the extent of the territorial sea around Bouvet island, as laid down by Royal Decree of 25 February 2005 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 60, p. 50)

Piracy

General Civil Penal Code

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with Denmark

 Agreement between Denmark and Norway relating to the delimitation of the continental shelf ( with map), 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, 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 concerning the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf in the Area between Jan Mayen and Greenland and the Boundary between the 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 Iceland

  Agreement between Iceland and Norway Concerning Fishery and Continental Shelf Questions, 28 May 1980 (entry into force: 13 June 1980; registration #: 37025; registration date: 8 November 2000; link to UNTS)
  Agreement between Norway and Iceland on the continental shelf between Iceland and Jan Mayen, 22 October 1981 (entry into force: 2 June 1982; registration #: 37026; registration date: 8 November 2000; link to UNTS)
 Additional Protocol to the Agreement of 28 May 1980 between Norway and Iceland concerning Fishery and Continental Shelf Questions and the Supplementary Agreement derived therefrom of 22 October 1981 on the Continental Shelf in the Area between Jan Mayen and Iceland, 11 November 1997 (entry into force: 27 May 1998; registration #s: 37025; 37026; registration date: 8 November 2000; link to UNTS)

with Sweden

 Agreement between Sweden and Norway concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf, 24 July 1968 (entry into force: 18 March 1969; registration #: 14015; registration date: 20 May 1975; link to UNTS)
 Agreement concerning the delimitation of the fishery areas of Norway and Sweden in the North-Eastern Skagerrak (with declaration and maps), 5 April 1967 (entry into force: 29 June 1967; registration #: 14014; registration date: 20 May 1975; link to UNTS)

with the Russian Federation

 Agreement between the Royal Norwegian Government and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics concerning the sea frontier between Norway and the USSR in the Varangerfjord, 15 February 1957 (entry into force: 24 April 1957; registration #: 4523; registration date: 26 September 1958; link to UNTS)
 Descriptive Protocol relating to the sea frontier between Norway and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the Varangerfjord, demarcated in 1957, 29 November 1957 (entry into force: 17 March 1958; registration #: 4523; registration date: 26 September 1958; link to UNTS)
 Joint Protocol on Working Program for the development of contacts and cooperation between the Russian Federation and Norway, 8 March 1992 
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Norway on the Maritime Delimitation in the Varangerfjord area, 11 July 2007 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 67)
Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Norway concerning maritime delimitation and cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean, 15 September 2010 (entry into force: 7 July 2011; registration #: 49095; registration date: 1 November 2011; 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 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 22 December 1978 (entry into force: 20 February 1980; registration #: 8043; registration date: 24 October 1980; link to UNTS)

Other relevant material (see ICJ web site)

Norway - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 Case concerning the fishing areas (Norway, United Kingdom), International Court of Justice, 18 December 1951

Norway - Denmark

 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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