The role of geological and geomorphological factors in the delimitation of maritime boundaries SCOPUS KCI

Title
The role of geological and geomorphological factors in the delimitation of maritime boundaries
Author(s)
Yang, H.C.; Park, S.W.; Jeong, H.S.; Yi, H.-I.
KIOST Author(s)
Yang, Hee Cheol(양희철)Park, Seong Wook(박성욱)
Publication Year
2007
Abstract
A reference to natural prolongation appeared for the first time in the North Sea Judgement. Although it was not suggested that the concept of natural prolongation would automatically allow for the fixing of a continental shelf boundary, that concept encouraged States to request international tribunals to detennine continental shelf boundaries on the basis of the geological and geomorphological features of the seabed. In the Libya v. Malta Case, however, the rejection of geological and geomorphological factors was total. Especially, Natural prolongation was the then checkmated as a relevant fact in delimitation between coasts situated less than 400 nm. apart. There can be no doubt that, in several disputed cases, prominent geomorphological variations are simply ignored; nevertheless, there are also a few agreements where geological and geomorphological characteristics come into play and, to a certain extent, affect maritime boundaries. Physical characteristics of sea-bed are generally given serious consideration in the boundary delimitation such as the final negotiated boundary of the Australia-Indonesia Continental Shelf boundary Agreement(Timor and Arafura seas) which follows the continental slope bordering the Timor Trench.
ISSN
1598-141X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4768
DOI
10.4217/OPR.2007.29.1.055
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean and Polar Research, v.29, no.1, pp.55 - 67, 2007
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Subject
continental shelf; geomorphology; international agreement; maritime boundary; seafloor; territorial delimitation; Asia; Atlantic Ocean; Eurasia; Lesser Sunda Islands; Malay Archipelago; North Sea; Southeast Asia; Sunda Isles; Timor
Keywords
Continental shelf; Equidistance line; Geological and geomorphological factors; Maritime boundary delimitation; Principle of equality; Principle of natural prolongation; Relevant circumstances; Special circumstances
Type
Article
Language
Korean
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Related Researcher
Research Interests

Law of the Sea,Marine Policy,해양법,해양정책

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