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 the Republic of the Philippines
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on 19 July 2012
On 8 April 2009, the Republic of the
Philippines 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
the Benham Rise region.
It is noted that the
Convention entered into force for the Philippines on 16 November 1994.
According to the submitting State, this partial submission is
without prejudice to the right of the Philippines to make other submissions for
other areas at a future time.
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 the Philippines 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.
On 12 April 2012,
the Commission adopted the “Recommendations of the Commission
on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in regard to the submission made by the
Philippines in respect of the Benham Rise Region on 8 April 2009.” 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 (12 April 2012)
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.