Law of the Sea and Maritime Boundaries
The past two-and-a-half years have witnessed considerable development in the international law of maritime boundary delimitation. In particular, this brief period has seen the historic emergence of jurisprudence addressing delimitation of a state’s maritime entitlements located beyond 200 nautical miles (M) from the state’s coastal baselines. In a string of recent disputes involving maritime jurisdiction in the Bay of Bengal, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean, international courts and tribunals—including the Internation
On July 7, 2014, an arbitral tribunal established under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) delivered its award in the Dispute concerning the Maritime Boundary between Bangladesh and India (Bangladesh v.
On 23 November 2013, China declared an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, leading to ongoing grievances of other states. An ADIZ is an additional zone of aerial control beyond territorial airspace, allowing the declaring state to identify approaching aircrafts before they enter that airspace.