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Resolutions of the Diplomatic Conference. Geneva, 12 August 1949

RESOLUTION 1 The Conference recommends that, in the case of a dispute relating to the interpretation or application of the present Conventions which cannot be settled by other means, the High Contracting Parties concerned endeavour to agree between themselves to refer such dispute to the International Court of Justice.RESOLUTION 2Whereas …

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Geneva Convention on the Continental Shelf

The States Parties to this Convention Have agreed as follows: Article 1 For the purpose of these articles, the term “continental shelf” is used as referring (a) to the seabed and subsoil of the submarine areas adjacent to the coast but outside the area of the territorial sea, to a …

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Geneva Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources

The States Parties to this Convention, Considering that the development of modern techniques for the exploitation of the living resources of the sea, increasing man’s ability to meet the need of the world’s expanding population for food, has exposed some of these resources to the danger of being over-exploited, Considering …

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Geneva Convention on the High Seas

The States Parties to this Convention, Desiring to codify the rules of international law relating to the high seas, Recognizing that the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, held at Geneva from 24 February to 27 April 1958, adopted the following provisions as generally declaratory of established …

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Geneva Convention on the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone

The States Parties to this Convention Have agreed as follows: Part i. Territorial Sea section i. general Article 1 1.   The sovereignty of a State extends, beyond its land territory and its internal waters, to a belt of sea adjacent to its coast, described as the territorial sea. 2.    This …

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