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Suspension of innocent passage

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Article 25, paragraph 3, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 stipulates that a coastal State may, without discrimination in form or in fact among foreign ships, suspend temporarily, in specified areas of its territorial sea the innocent passage of foreign ships if such suspension is essential for the protection of its security, including weapons exercises. Such suspension takes effect, according to the same article, only after having been duly published.

This page contains notifications on the suspension of innocent passage in specified areas of the territorial seas of States Parties that have been received by the Secretary-General.

Coastal State Date of receipt of the notification Text of the notification
Mexico 27 November 2012 Spanish
Syrian Arab Republic 29 June 2012 Arabic, English
Mexico 20 April 2012 Spanish
Mexico 10 April 2012 Spanish
Mexico 23 January 2012 Spanish
Mexico 26 August 2011 Spanish
Mexico 1 June 2011 Spanish
Mexico 13 April 2011 Spanish
Mexico 25 January 2011 Spanish
Mexico 14 January 2011 Spanish
Mexico 10 May 2010 Spanish
Mexico 27 April 2010 Spanish
Mexico 24 March 2010 Spanish
Mexico 23 December 2009 Spanish , unofficial translation: English, French
Mexico 16 December 2009 Spanish , unofficial translation: English, French
Mexico 14 December 2009 Spanish
Mexico 9 December 2009 Spanish
Mexico 26 December 2008 Spanish
Mexico 5 December 2008 Spanish
Mexico 25 November 2008 Spanish
Mexico 18 November 2008 Spanish
Mexico 12 November 2008 Spanish
Guatemala 23 October 2008 Spanish
Mexico 13 October 2008 Spanish
Mexico 3 October 2008 Spanish
Mexico 15 September 2008 Spanish
Mexico 26 August 2008 Spanish
Mexico 25 January 2008 Spanish
Mexico 3 October 2007 Spanish
Mexico 24 July 2007 Spanish
Mexico 18 July 2007 Spanish
Mexico 29 January 2007 Spanish
Mexico 28 November 2006 Spanish
Mexico 1 November 2006 Spanish
Mexico 15 August 2006 Spanish
Mexico 16 June 2006 Spanish
Mexico 25 November 2005 Spanish
Mexico 19 May 2005 Spanish
Mexico 10 March 2005 Spanish
Mexico 16 February 2005 Spanish
Mexico 10 January 2005 Spanish
Mexico 27 December 2004 Spanish, English, French

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