Updated on 26 March 2010
On 11 May 2009, the Portuguese Republic 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.
It is noted that the Convention entered into force for Portugal on 3 December 1997.
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 submission made by Portugal will be included in the provisional agenda of the twenty-fifth session of the Commission to be held in New York in March-April 2010.
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||English | Franšais|
Communications received with regard to the submission made by Portugal to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
|Note dated 16 May 2009: Franšais | English|
|Note dated 28 May 2009: Espa˝ol | English|
|Note dated 10 June 2009: Espa˝ol | English|
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