• Costa Rica's Entitlement To An Extended Continental Shelf

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Paola Acuna studied Law in Costa Rica (2001-2008) She obtained her Masters degree in International Maritime Law at IMO-IMLI, International Maritime Law Institute, Malta. Nowadays, She is a Legal Adviser to the Attorney’s General. She is a member of the Environmental Commission of the Bar Association where she lectures and investigates Maritime Law)


Subtitle: A legal review on the definition of continental shelf, its outerlimits and international cases related

This investigation examines the concept of continental shelf by considering international agreements such as the 1958 Convention on the Continental Shelf and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), devoted its provisions of Part VI of the Convention, consisting of articles 76 to 85 to the definition of the continental shelf and the establishment of the basic rights and duties of coastal States with respect to the continental shelf and its resources. As well as the role of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in providing assistance to coastal States according to Annex II of UNCLOS will be reviewed together with international practice concerning the outer limits of the continental shelf; such as the case of Costa Rica, during 2009 claiming its outer limits of the continental shelf based upon article 76 of UNCLOS will be evaluated.

MATERIAS: Costa Rica, Public International Law, Continental Shelf