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 Ireland
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on 02 December 2010
On 31 March 2009, 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 in respect of Hatton-Rockall Area.
It is noted that the
Convention entered into force for Ireland on 21 July 1996.
According to the submitting State,
this submission represents a partial submission in respect of a portion only of
the outer limits of the continental shelf appurtenant to Ireland that lie beyond
200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial
sea is measured.
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 Ireland 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 2009.
Upon completion of the consideration
of the submission, the Commission will make recommendations pursuant to Article
76 of the Convention.
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Continental Shelf Notification
received with regard
to the submission
made by Ireland to the Commission
on the Limits of the
dated 27 May 2009:
dated 27 May 2009:
dated 2 December 2010:
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the areas, are as contained in the communications from submitting States
or in the executive summaries. Their listing on this web site and the
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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