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March 2019, the Republic of Mauritius 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 concerning
the Southern Chagos Archipelago region.
It is noted
that the Convention entered into force for Mauritius
on 4 December 1994.
According to the
submitting State, this is a partial submission.
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.
consideration of the partial submission made by
Mauritius will be included in the provisional agenda
of the fiftieth session of the Commission to be held
in New York from 1 July to 16 August 2019.
completion of the consideration of the submission,
the Commission shall make recommendations pursuant
to Article 76 of the Convention.
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including description of the areas, are as contained
in the communications from submitting States or in
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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.