Updated on 11 June 2019
On 10 April 2015, 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 related to the Brazilian Southern Region.
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 thirty-eighth session of the Commission to be held in New York from 20 July to 4 September 2015.
Upon completion of the consideration of the submission, the Commission shall make recommendations pursuant to article 76 of the Convention.
On 8 March 2019, the Commission adopted the “Recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in regard to the Partial Revised Submission made by Brazil in Respect of the Brazilian Southern Region on 10 April 2015.” 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 (8 March 2019)
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Continental Shelf Notification
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