Up


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Legislation

 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 7 August 1953
 Proclamation 5030 by the President of the United States of America on the Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States of America, 10 March 1983
 Statement by the President Dated 10 March 1983
 Note dated 13 January 1986 from the United States Mission to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
 R.M.S. Titanic Maritime Memorial Act of 1986
 Note, and the attached Federal Register notices
 Territorial Sea of the United States of America By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation of 27 December 1988
Aide-memoire concerning amendments to the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act: amendment to include highly migratory tuna as species of fish under United States jurisdiction, 22 May 1991
Public Notice 2237: Exclusive Economic Zone and Maritime Boundaries; Notice of Limits
 Contiguous Zone of the United States - Proclamation by the President of the United States of America, 2 September 1999
Additional U.S. legislation relating to the law of the sea (as at June 2005)

Piracy

U.S. Statutes Relating to Piracy

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with Cook Islands

 Treaty between the United States of America and the Cook Islands on friendship and delimitation of the maritime boundary between the United States of America and the Cook Islands, 11 June 1980 (entry into force: 8 September 1983; registration #: 28971; date of registration: 1 June 1992; link to UNTS)

with Cuba

 Exchange of letters constituting an agreement on a modus vivendi relating to maritime boundary, 27 April 1977 (entry into force: 27 April 1977; registration #: 18222; registration date: 1 January 1980; link to UNTS)
 Maritime Boundary Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba, 16 December 1977 (applied provisionally as from 1 January 1978)

with Mexico

 Treaty to Resolve Pending Boundary Differences and Maintain the Rio Grande and Colorado River as the International Boundary, 23 November 1970 (entry into force: 18 April 1972; registration #: 11873; registration date: 17 July 1972; link to UNTS)
Maritime Boundaries Agreement Effected by Exchange of Notes between the United States of America and Mexico 24 November 1976
 Treaty on maritime boundaries between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean), 4 May 1978 (entry into force: 13 November 1997; registration #: 37399; registration date: 12 April 2001; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf in the Western Gulf of Mexico beyond 200 Nautical Miles, 9 June 2000 (entry into force: 17 January 2001; registration #:  37400; registration date: 12 April 2001; link to UNTS)

with Micronesia (Federated States of)

 Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia on the delimitation of a maritime boundary, 1 August 2014 (entry into force: 27 September 2019; registration # 55987; registration date: 25 October 2019; link to UNTS)

with New Zealand

 Treaty between the United States of America (American Samoa) and New Zealand (Tokelau) on the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Tokelau and the United States of America, 2 December 1980 (entry into force: 3 September 1983; registration #: 28231; registration date: 25 July 1991; link to UNTS)

with Niue

 Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Niue on the delimitation of a maritime boundary, 13 May 1997 (entry into force: 23 September 2014, registration #: 52440; registration date: 6 January 2015 link to UNTS)

with Russian Federation

 Agreement between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the maritime boundary, 1 June 1990

with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 Exchange of notes constituting an agreement between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland relating to the delimitation of the area within territorial waters adjacent to the leased naval base at Argentia, Newfoundland (with annex), 13 August and 23 October 1947 (entry into force: 23 October 1947; registration #: 859; registration date: 3 July 1950; link to UNTS)
 Treaty on the delimitation in the Caribbean of a maritime boundary relating to Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands, 5 November 1993 (entry into force: 1 June 1995; registration #: 32637; registration date: 23 February 1996; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the United States of America on the delimitation in the Caribbean of a maritime boundary between the US Virgin Islands and Anguilla, 5 November 1993 (entry into force: 1 June 1995; registration #: 32636; registration date: 23 February 1996; link to UNTS)

with Venezuela (the Bolivarian Republic of)

 Maritime boundary Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Venezuela (with map), 28 March 1978 (entry into force: 24 November 1980; registration#:  20984; registration date: 15 April 1982; link to UNTS)

Other relevant material (see also ICJ web site)

Canada

 Treaty to submit to binding dispute settlement the delimitation of the maritime boundary in the Gulf of Maine area, 29 March 1979 (entry into force: 20 November 1981; registration #: 21237; registration date: 13 September 1982;link to UNTS)
 Special Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America to submit to a Chamber of the International Court of Justice the delimitation of the maritime boundary in the Gulf of Maine area, 29 March 1979 (entry into force: 20 November 1981; registration #: 21238; registration date: 13 September 1982; link to UNTS)
 Case concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area (Canada/United States of America) International Court of Justice, 12 October 1984

Other Communications

 S/2019/536 Letter dated 27 June 2019 from the Chargé d’ affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General.
 S/2019/593 Letter dated 23 July 2019 from the Chargé d’ affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council.
 S/2019/667 Letter dated 19 August 2019 from the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council.
  A/74/874-S/2020/483 Letter dated 1 June 2020 from the Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General.
  A/74/886  Letter dated 9 June 2020 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General.
 

Additional information: ►The repertory of the Law of the Sea Bulletins |►Declarations and statements |►FAO Fishlex |►ITLOS |►ICJ |►PCA - Cases |

>>>Comments and suggestions? Mail to : DOALOS | >>> Oceans and Law of the Sea | >>> Search Oceans and Law of the Sea web site | >>>United Nations web site

Version 7, or higher, of Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended to access all of the PDF files on this website.

The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations makes every effort to provide the most up-to-date information available to it at this website.

However, it should be understood that information contained therein may not necessarily reflect all information made available to the Division, although it is revised and updated continuously. This material is for information purposes only, and the United Nations assumes no liability whatsoever with regard to the accuracy of the data. Regarding the content of any part of this collection, States and other users are invited to bring to the attention of the Division any omissions or new developments (DOALOS Email; fax:  (212) 963-5847).

The designations employed and the presentation of the material on this site 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. Publication on this site of information concerning developments relating to the law of the sea emanating from actions and decisions taken by States does not imply recognition by the United Nations of the validity of the actions and decisions in question.

Registration under Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations of an instrument, such as a maritime boundary delimitation agreement, submitted by a Member State does not imply a judgement by the Secretariat on the nature of the instrument, the status of a party, or any similar question. It is the understanding of the Secretariat that its action does not confer on the instrument the status of a treaty or an international agreement if it does not already have that status and does not confer on a party a status which it would not otherwise have.

Prepared by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations.

Copyright © 2018 United Nations - Office of Legal Affairs
United Nations All Rights Reserved Worldwide

The use of this web site constitutes agreement with the terms and conditions of use of United Nations web sites.

United Nations Privacy Notice