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1958: Convention On The Continental Shelf

Related Lineage is: Law of the Sea
Provisions coded as containing the code: SOVR
  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Art.2.1  1. The coastal State exercises over the continental shelf sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring it and exploiting its natural resources.  SOVR  SOVR 
Art.2.2  2. The rights referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article are exclusive in the sense that if the coastal State does not explore the continental shelf or exploit its natural resources, no one may undertake these activities, or make a claim to the continental shelf, without the express consent of the coastal State.  SOVR  SOVR 
Art.2.3  3. The rights of the coastal State over the continental shelf do not depend on occupation, effective or notional, or on any express proclamation.  SOVR  SOVR 
Art.3.1x  The rights of the coastal State over the continental shelf do not affect the legal status of the superjacent waters as high seas, or that of the airspace above those waters.  SOVR  SOVR 
Art.5.8  8. The consent of the coastal State shall be obtained in respect of any research concerning the continental shelf and undertaken there. Nevertheless, the coastal State shall not normally withhold its consent if the request is submitted by a qualified institution with a view to purely scientific research into the physical or biological characteristics of the continental shelf, subject to the proviso that the coastal State shall have the right, if it so desires, to participate or to be represented in the research, and that in any event the results shall be published.  SCIR SOVR INFO  SCIR 
Art.7.1x  The provisions of these Articles shall not prejudice the right of the coastal State to exploit the subsoil by means of tunnelling irrespective of the depth of water above the subsoil.  SOVR  SOVR 
Please cite as:
Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2017. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
Available at: http://iea-archive.uoregon.edu/
Date accessed: 23 November 2017