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 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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on 14 January 2011
On 9 May 2008, the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland 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, 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 relating to the continental shelf of
It is noted that the Convention
entered into force for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
including St. Helena and Dependencies, on 24 August 1997.
According to the submitting State, this is a partial submission. The submitting
state requested that the note accompanying the submission, concerning other
partial submissions to the Commission, be placed on this web site. [full
text of the note]
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 submission
made by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was included in the agenda of the twenty-second session of the
Commission held in New York from 11 August to 12 September 2008.
Upon completion of the consideration
of the submission, the Commission will make recommendations pursuant to Article
76 of the Convention.
On 15 April 2010, the Commission
adopted the “Recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental
Shelf in regard to the Submission made by the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland in respect of Ascension Island on 9 May 2008.”
Pursuant to article 6, paragraph 3, of annex II to the Convention, the
recommendations, including a summary thereof, were submitted in writing to the
coastal State and to the Secretary-General.
Summary of the
Pursuant to section V. paragraph 11 (3) of Annex III to the
Rules of Procedures of the Commission,
the summary of the
Recommendations is hereby made public.
Summary of the Recommendations
Communications received with regard to the submission made by
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
dated 28 August 2009: English
dated 19 November 2009: English
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.