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 Mexico
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on 15 August 2011
On 13 December 2007, Mexico
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 the western polygon in the Gulf of Mexico.
It is noted that the Convention
entered into force for Mexico on 16 November 1994.
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 submission, including all
charts and coordinates contained in that summary.
The consideration of the partial
submission of Mexico shall be included in the provisional agenda of the
twenty-first session of the Commission scheduled to be held in New York from 17
March to 18 April 2008.
Upon completion of the consideration
of the submission, the Commission shall make recommendations pursuant to article
76 of the Convention.
On 31 March 2009,
the Commission adopted the “Recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of
the Continental Shelf in regard to the Submission made by Mexico in respect of
the Western Polygon in the Gulf of Mexico on 13 December 2007.” 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.
Recommendations (31 March 2009)
Pursuant to the Rules of Procedures of the Commission, the Recommendations of the Commission, including their summary, are hereby made public.
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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.