Bangladesh v india: a positive step forward in public order of the seas mark e rosen, jd, llm, and douglas jackson bangladesh initiated arbitration proceedings under the united nations convention on the law of the sea (unclos) against each country in 2009 1 bay of bengalmar boundary arbitration (bangl v india. A maritime delimitation case has been submitted to the international tribunal for the law of the sea (itlos) for the first time. Issued related to the bangladesh representation to the united nations desktop study of bangladesh’s claim to the continental shelf of the bay of bengal (unclos) at the university of new hampshire, usa. This underscores beijing’s selectively choosing the parts of unclos that it likes and ignoring or reinterpreting the parts that it does not like or finds inconvenient for its national interests beijing clearly understands its own maritime rights, but it does not necessarily tolerate and accept the same rights for others. Unclos clearly states that deltaic baselines are fixed despite subsequent regressions of the low-water line, giving bangladesh a very clear argument to continue to claim all maritime zones derived from them.
Ipcs discussion | citizenship determination processes in assam: the national register of citizens (nrc) and beyond speakers debating the the complexities of citizenship determination and illegal immigration in assam. The united nations convention on the law of the sea (unclos), also called the law of the sea convention or the law of the sea treaty, is the international agreement that resulted from the third united nations conference on the law of the sea (unclos iii), which took place between 1973 and 1982. But this account ignores that the united states — a non-ratifier of unclos — is itself picking and choosing from the convention as the author of the article acknowledges, china’s sending a ‘spy ship’ into the united states’ exclusive economic zone (eez) is legal.
The myanmar and bangladesh maritime boundary dispute 89 led bangladesh to pursue third-party arbitration in accordance with annex vii unclos (islam 2009), in october 2009. Since bangladesh has no eez rights beyond 200nm, the delimitation line beyond that point only delimits overlapping continental shelf claims (that is the overlap between bangladesh’s continental shelf beyond 200nm and india’s continental shelf within and beyond 200nm. By using “artificial islands” as a separate term, unclos states that this is a different type of landmass, one that is made of natural objects (ie sand) and not man-made objects (ie steel) if artificial islands are made of natural objects, it would not make sense for unclos to define islands as a landmass also made of natural objects.
1 the legal and scientific assessment of bangladesh’s baseline in the context of article 76 of the united nations convention on the law of the sea. Bangladesh began the arbitration process in 2009 by bringing cases under the un convention of the law of the sea (unclos) to determine boundaries with both india and myanmar the case with myanmar was resolved by the international tribunal on the law of the sea in hamburg in 2012. Relations between bangladesh and myanmar, both parties to the united nations convention on the law of the sea (unclos), became severely strained in october 2008 when survey ships subcontracted. International tribunal for the law of the sea 15 march 2011 dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between bangladesh and myanmar in the bay of bengal volume i bangladesh / myanmar reply of bangladesh (“unclos” or “the 1982 convention”) 14 the counter-memorial disagrees according to myanmar, its agreement. Bd intervention in 21st msp to unclos on report of itlos 130611 bd intervention in 21st msp to unclos on report of clcs 140611 presentation to the clcs opening statement by dr dipu moni.
In case of unclos disputes, india’s preference – as is evidenced in the bay of bengal maritime boundary arbitration between bangladesh and india, and the enrica lexie incident arbitration. India bangladesh relations upsc india’s links with bangladesh are civilisational, cultural, social and economic there is much that unites the two countries – a shared history and common heritage, linguistic and cultural ties, passion for music, literature and the arts. In a recent judgment, the un tribunal has delineated the maritime boundary line between india and bangladesh in the territorial sea, exclusive economic zone (eez) and continental shelf within and beyond 200 nautical miles (nm) both the countries are pleased and hope to consolidate further their relationship. India - bangladesh relations the settlement of the maritime boundary arbitration between india and bangladesh, as per unclos award on july 7, 2014, paved the way for the economic bangladesh power development board (bpdb) is being developed at rampal.
The dispute of maritime boundary between bangladesh, india and myanmar (admiralty law) introduction one of the concepts that underpin the unclos is that the maritime area beyond the national jurisdiction is a common heritage of mankind. The year 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the entry into force of the 1982 united nations convention on the law of the sea (the “convention”) 1 the convention has been widely accepted as of 16 november 2014, the number of states parties to the convention stood at 166, including the european union. Under the un convention on the law of the sea (unclos), bangladesh too has to file its claim within july 27, 2011 bangladesh claimed in 2006 that burma had encroached 18,000 square kilometers into bangladesh waters and floated gas exploration tenders.
Bangladesh’s law for maritime zones in pursuant to article 143(3) of the constitution, bangladesh enacted laws, territorial waters & maritime zones act on 14 february, 1974i, with regard to the law of the sea in the bay of bengal while ratifying 1982 convention on the law of the sea (unclos-iii) in 2001the coastal marine. Negotiations, most of the disarmament discussions, and certainly unclos i and unclos ii it reflects a growing sophistication, i think, within the united. A united nations tribunal ruled in favor of bangladesh and against india regarding a sea boundary dispute between the two countries both countries welcomed the decision of the un tribunal which.
Bangladesh sea boundary examined through unclos iii engr m inamul haque the present day law of the sea is the outcome of united nations conference on the law of the sea of 1958 (unclos i), unclos ii of 1960 and unclos iii of 1982. The international tribunal for law of the sea is a judicial body, seated in hamburg, but unlike the international court of justice in the hague, specialised in the field of the law of the sea. Bangladesh ratified the unclos in 2001 it is expected that by 2011 bangladesh will have to declare its maritime claims, including its continental shelf, and communicate it to the unclos.