Reports of International Arbitral Awards, Vol. XXX

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This publication was conceived in 1948 as a collection of international awards or decisions rendered between States, including cases involving espousing or respondent Governments on behalf of individual claimants. The present volume reproduces the awards in two arbitration cases, namely, the case between Guyana and Suriname concerning the delimitation of their shared maritime boundary, and the case between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army regarding the delimitation of the Abyei Area. The volume also includes two tables providing a comprehensive listing, in alphabetical and chronological order, respectively, of all the cases published in volumes I to XXX

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Award in the arbitration regarding the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Guyana and Suriname

Delimitation of the territorial sea—article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) places primacy on median line in case of opposite or adjacent States—special circumstances that may affect a delimitation to be assessed on a case-by-case basis—special circumstances of established practice of navigation justify deviation from the median line from the starting point to the three nautical mile limit—no obligations created by uncompleted treaties—the three to twelve nautical mile limit line drawn, taking into account the special circumstance of determining such line from a point at sea fixed by historical arrangements, to the point at which the equidistance line established for the continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone intersects the 12 nautical mile point.

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