Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the
Submissions to the Commission:
Submission by the French Republic
on 20 August 2009
On 8 May 2009,
the French Republic submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental
Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the United Nations
Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, information on the limits
of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which
the breadth of the territorial sea is measured in respect of La
Réunion Island and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam Islands.
It is noted that the Convention
entered into force for France on 11 May 1996.
According to the submitting State,
this is a partial submission.
In accordance with the Rules of
Procedure of the Commission, a communication is being circulated to all Member
States of the United Nations, as well as States Parties to the Convention, in
order to make public the executive summary of the partial submission, including
all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.
The consideration of the partial submission
made by France will be included in the provisional agenda of the twenty-fourth
session of the Commission to be held in New York from 10 August to 11 September
Upon completion of the consideration
of the submission, the Commission shall make recommendations pursuant to Article
76 of the Convention.
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Continental Shelf Notification
The designations employed in the submissions, including description of the
areas, are as contained in the communications from submitting States or in the
executive summaries. Their listing on this web site and the presentation of
material do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of
the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any
country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the
delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.