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Basic documents: Rules of Procedure, Modus Operandi, Scientific and Technical Guidelines
Rules of Procedure of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (Read more about the Rules), including Modus operandi of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (Read more about the Modus operandi)

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CLCS/40/Rev.1 - Rules of Procedure of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf 17 April 2008 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
New: Document CLCS/40/Rev.1 contains the latest version of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, embodying amendments and additions adopted by the Commission as at 11 April 2008. Annexes I and II to the present Rules were adopted by the Commission at its fourth session, held from 31 August to 4 September 1998. Annex III was adopted by the Commission at its thirteenth session, held from 26 to 30 April 2004, and replaced the modus operandi of the Commission (CLCS/L.3 of 12 September 1997) and the internal procedure of the subcommission of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS/L.12 of 25 May 2001).
The present Rules and their annexes supersede and replace documents CLCS/L.3 (12 September 1997) and CLCS/L.12 (25 May 2001) as well as all previously issued documents containing the Rules of Procedure of the Commission and their revisions or corrections (documents CLCS/3 (12 September 1997), CLCS/3/Corr.1 (27 April 1998), CLCS/3/Rev.1 (14 May 1998), CLCS/3/Rev.2 (4 September 1998), CLCS/3/Rev.2/Corr.1 (28 March 2000), CLCS/3/Rev.3 (6 February 2001), CLCS/3/Rev.3/Corr.1 (22 May 2001) and CLCS/40 (2 July 2004)).

Scientific and Technical Guidelines of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (Read more about the Guidelines)

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CLCS/11 - Scientific and Technical Guidelines of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf 13 May 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/11/Corr.1 24 February 2000 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/11/Corr.2 17 May 2000   Chinese  
CLCS/11/Add.1 - Scientific and Technical Guidelines of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf - Annexes II-IV to the Guidelines adopted by the Commission on 3 September 1999 at its sixth session 3 September 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/11/Add.1/Corr.1 19 November 1999 English    

Statements by the Chair of the Commission

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CLCS/85 -  Progress of work in the Commission on the Limits of the continental Shelf - Statement by the Chair - Thirty-fifth session 24 September 2014 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/83/Corr.1 -  Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Thirty-fourth session - Corrigendum 19 May 2014 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/83 -  Progress of work in the Commission on the Limits of the continental Shelf - Statement by the Chair - Thirty-fourth session 31 March 2014 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/81/Corr.1 -  Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Thirty-third session - Corrigendum 15 April 2014 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/81 -  Progress of work in the Commission on the Limits of the continental Shelf - Statement by the Chair - Thirty-third session 13 December 2013 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/80/Corr.1 -  Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Thirty-second session - Corrigendum 15 April 2014 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/80 -  Progress of work in the Commission on the Limits of the continental Shelf - Statement by the Chairperson - Thirty-second session 24 September 2013 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/78 -  Progress of work in the Commission on the Limits of the continental Shelf - Statement by the Chairperson - Thirty-first session 1 April 2013 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/76 -  Progress of work in the Commission on the Limits of the continental Shelf - Statement by the Chairperson - Thirtieth session 5 September 2012 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/74 -  Progress of work in the Commission on the Limits of the continental Shelf - Statement by the Chairperson - Twenty-ninth session 30 April 2012 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/72 -  Progress of work in the Commission on the Limits of the continental Shelf - Statement by the Chairperson - Twenty-eighth session 16 September 2011 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/70/Corr.1 - Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Twenty-seventh session - Corrigendum 25 May 2011 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/70 - Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Twenty-seventh session 11 May 2011 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/68 - Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Twenty-sixth session 17 September 2010 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/66 - Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Twenty-fifth session 30 April 2010 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/64 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Twenty-fourth session 1 October 2009 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/62 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Twenty-third session 20 April 2009 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/60 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Twenty-second session 26 September 2008 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/58 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Twenty-first session 25 April 2008 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/56 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Twentieth session 4 October 2007 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/54 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Nineteenth session 27 April 2007 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/52- Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Eighteenth session 6 October 2006 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/50- Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Seventeenth session 10 May 2006 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/48/Corr.1  - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Corrigendum 3 November 2005 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/48 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Sixteenth session 7 October 2005 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/44 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Fifteenth session 3 May 2005 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/42 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Fourteenth session 14 September 2004 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/39 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Thirteenth session 30 April 2004 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/36 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Twelfth session 2 May 2003 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/34 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Eleventh session 1 July 2002 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/32 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Tenth session 12 April 2002 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/29 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Ninth session 25 May 2001 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/25 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Eighth session 1 September 2000 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/21 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the progress of work in the Commission - Seventh session 5 May 2000 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/18 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the Progress of Work in the Commission - Sixth session 3 September 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/12 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the Progress of Work in the Commission - Fifth session 18 May 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/9 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the Progress of Work in the Commission - Fourth session 11 September 1998 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/7 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the Progress of Work in the Commission - Third session 15 May 1998 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/4 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the Progress of Work in the Commission - Second session 17 September 1997 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/1 - Statement by the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the Progress of Work in the Commission - First session 30 Jun. 1997 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian

Agendas of the sessions of the Commission

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CLCS/84 - Agenda - Thirty-fifth session 04 August 2014 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/82 - Agenda - Thirty-fourth session 10 February 2014 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/79 - Agenda - Thirty-second session 12 August 2013 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/77 - Agenda - Thirty-first session 29 January 2013 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/75 - Agenda - Thirtieth session 30 July 2012 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/73 - Agenda - Twenty-ninth session 9 April 2012 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/71 - Agenda - Twenty-eighth session 16 August 2011 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/69 - Agenda - Twenty-seventh session 28 March 2011 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/67 - Agenda - Twenty-sixth session 16 August 2010 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/65/Add.1 - Agenda - Twenty-fifth session 15 April 2010 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/65 - Agenda - Twenty-fifth session 5 April 2010 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/63 - Agenda - Twenty-fourth session 24 August 2009 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/61 - Agenda - Twenty-third session 24 March 2009 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/59 - Agenda - Twenty-second session 19 August 2008 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/57 - Agenda - Twenty-first session 31 March 2008 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/55 - Agenda - Twentieth session 27 August 2007 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/53 - Agenda - Nineteenth session 26 March 2007 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/51 - Agenda - Eighteenth session 21 August 2006 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/49 - Agenda - Seventeenth session 4 April 2006 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/45 - Agenda - Sixteenth session 29 August 2005 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/43 - Agenda - Fifteenth session 4 April 2005 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/41 - Agenda - Fourteenth session 30 August 2004 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/38 - Agenda - Thirteenth session 26 April 2004 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/35 - Agenda - Twelfth session 29 April 2003 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/33 - Agenda - Eleventh session 25 June2002 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/30 - Agenda - Tenth session 4 April 2002 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/28 - Agenda - Ninth session 21 May 2001 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/23 - Agenda - Eighth session 28 August 2000 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/20 - Agenda - Seventh session, New York, 1-5 May 2000 2 May 2000 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/17 - Agenda - Sixth session, New York, 30 August - 3 September 1999 2 September 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian

Other documents

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CLCS/47 - Internal code of conduct for members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf 8 September 2005 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/46 - Letter dated 25 August 2005 from the Legal Counsel, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Legal Affairs, addressed to the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Legal opinion on whether it is permissible, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the rules of procedure of the Commission, for a coastal State, which has made a submission to the Commission in accordance with article 76 of the Convention, to provide to the Commission in the course of the examination by it of the submission, additional material and information relating to the limits of its continental shelf or substantial part thereof, which constitute a significant departure from the original limits and formulae lines that were given due publicity by the Secretary- General of the United Nations in accordance with rule 50 of the rules of procedure of the Commission 7 September 2005 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/26 - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the delineation of the continental shelf: opportunities and challenges for States
Open meeting of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, 1 May 2000
Note by the Secretariat

20 January 2005

English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/37 - Outline of the training manual on the Preparation of a Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf 26 February 2004 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/31 - Statement made by the Deputy Minister for Natural Resources of the Russian Federation during presentation of the submission made by the Russian Federation to the Commission, made on 28 March 2002 5 April 2002 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/27 - Letter dated 9 October 2000 from the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf addressed to the President of the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations 9 October 2000 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/24 - Outline for a five-day training course for delineation of the outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles and for preparation of a submission of a coastal State to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf 1 September 2000 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/24/Corr.1 - Outline ... 9 February 2001 English    
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/22 - Basic flowchart for preparation of a submission of a coastal State to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf 22 May 2000 English (flowchart) Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/19 - Letter dated 21 October 1999 from the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf addressed to the President of the Fifty-fourth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations 19 November 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/16 - Establishment of a Trust Fund to Assist in Financing the Participation of Members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf From Developing Countries 19 August 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/15 - Review of Existing Training Projects and Capacities within the United Nations System 19 August 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/14 - Letter dated 30 April 1999 from the Legal Counsel, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Legal Affairs addressed to the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf 18 May 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/13 - Letter dated 15 March 1999 from the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf addressed to the Legal Counsel, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Legal Affairs 18 May 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/5 - Letter dated 11 March 1998 from the Legal Counsel, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Legal Affairs addressed to the Chairman of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf 11 March 1998 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian

Limited and INF series Documents

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CLCS/L.3 - Modus Operandi of the Commission 12 September 1997 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian
CLCS/INF/1 - Technical and Logistical Preparedness of the Secretariat to Provide Assistance to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in the Consideration of Submissions of Coastal States - Information note by the Secretariat 18 August 1999 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian

Documents of the Meeting of States Parties

Link to the Documents of the Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (SPLOS)

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SPLOS/CLCS/INF/1 - Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Its functions and scientific and technical needs in assessing the submission of a coastal State (Study prepared by the Secretariat) 10 June 1996 English Franšais Espa˝ol
Arabic Chinese Russian

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