The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf is one of the institutions established under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Commission performs key functions in the coastal State-process of delineating the outer limits of the continental shelf extending beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured. The process of establishing continental shelf limits with such extent is a relevant issue to more than 50 coastal States worlwide, including Norway and the other Arctic coastal States.

This PhD project focuses on the Commission as a legal institution and aspects of legitimacy related to its decision-making.

Project period: 2009-2013
 

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FUNDING
  • Fridtjof Nansen Institute

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