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 Republic of Iceland
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on 13 April 2016
On 29 April
2009, the Republic of Iceland
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 in the Ægir Basin area
and in the western and southern parts of Reykjanes Ridge.
It is noted that the Convention
entered into force for
on 16 November 1994.
According to the submitting State,
this is a partial submission, which "does not cover the continental shelf of
Iceland in the Hatton-Rockall area, which is subject to overlapping claims by
other States, or in the eastern part of Reykjanes Ridge which potentially
overlaps the Hatton-Rockall area. In order not to prejudice questions relating
to the delimitation of boundaries between States in the Hatton-Rockall area, a
submission for both of these areas will be made at a later stage."
In accordance with the Rules of
Procedure of the Commission, a communication was 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 Iceland was
included in the agenda of the twenty-fourth session of the
Commission held in New York from 10 August to 11 September 2009.
Upon completion of the consideration
of the submission, the Commission made recommendations pursuant to Article
76 of the Convention.
Summary of the Recommendations (2016)
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
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Continental Shelf Notification
Communications received with regard to the submission made by
Iceland to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
dated 15 June 2009: English
dated 7 July 2009: English
dated 17 January 2013: 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.