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 Kingdom of Denmark
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on 21 May 2014
On 29 April
2009, the Kingdom of Denmark 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 north of the Faroe
It is noted that the Convention
entered into force for
on 16 December 2004.
According to the submitting State,
this is a "partial submission of the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark
together with the Government of the Faroes", which "concerns only the area north of the Faroe
Islands. The Kingdom of Denmark intends to submit separate information on
maritime areas south of the Faroe Islands as well as areas north, north-east,
and south of Greenland".
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 Denmark 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
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 March 2014)
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
Communications received with regard to the submission made by Denmark to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
dated 15 June 2009: English
dated 7 July 2009: English
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.