Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines:
Submissions to the Commission: Partial revised Submission by Brazil

Updated on 14 December 2018

On 7 December 2018, Brazil submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the Convention, information on the limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of its territorial sea is measured in respect of the Brazilian Oriental and Meridional Margin.

It is noted that the Convention entered into force for Brazil on 16 November 1994. It is also noted that, on 4 April 2007, the Commission adopted the “Recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in regard to the Submission made by Brazil on 17 May 2004 of information on the proposed outer limits of its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.” It is further noted that, pursuant to section V. paragraph 11 (3) of Annex III to the rules of procedures of the Commission, the Summary of the Recommendations has been made public.

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 revised submission, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.

The consideration of the partial revised submission made by Brazil will be included in the provisional agenda of the fiftieth session of the Commission prepared in accordance with rule 5 and paragraph 2 of annex III to the Rules of Procedure of the Commission (CLCS/40/Rev.1).

Upon completion of the consideration of the submission, the Commission shall make recommendations pursuant to article 76 of the Convention.


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