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International Law of the Sea


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  • 1. Name: International Law of the Sea 1. What early scholar of international law first said "No part of the sea may be regarded as pertaining to the domain of any given nation."?2. What was the basis for the 3-mile limit set up until modern times for territorial seas?3. What government first challenged the 3 mile territorial sea limit, seeking to move it out to 12 miles?4. The United States joined the majority of other maritime powers in accepting the principal of a twelve-mile territorial sea, but predicated final acceptance only if the new limit provided for what?5. At the present time, the United States clams and recognizes a mile territorial sea, a mile self defense zone, and a exclusive economic zone?6. What does freedom of the high seas mean?7. What does high seas mean?8. The seaward limit of exclusive sovereignty of a nation is the extent to what?9. Which of the main precepts of international law of the sea defines areas of special limited jurisdiction where neither the rules of the high seas nor territorial seas pertain?10. What has been the purpose of the law of the sea conferences?11. What are 4 possible impacts of international rules on the Navy’s mission?12. Why would having the narrowest possible territorial sea be advantageous from the U.S. Navy’s perspective?13. Why would setting up designated sea lanes and enforcing their use on the open sea be a bad thing for the U.S. Navy?14. The right of vessels of one nation to navigate peacefully through the territorial waters of another nation?15. Prior notification or authorization of the countries whose waters are being transited is a requirement for the right of innocent passage of foreign ships?16. What is unique about the right of innocent passage in regards to submarines?
  • 2. 17. Under international law, how are the waters between the islands of archipelagic navigated?18. What is the difference between bays and gulfs?19. If an entrance to a bay or gulf is miles or less in width, a line can be drawn seaward of the narrows at the entrance and all of the water within the bay of gulf is considered internal waters?20. What is a bay that is considered internal territorial waters, even though its entrance is greater than 24 miles wide called?21. What is the name of a historical bay in the United States?22. What body of water has been proposed by some third world countries to be a zone of “peace and security”, where no warships should be allowed to enter?23. What are rivers that lie entirely within one country called?24. What is the name given to rivers that form a boundary between two or more countries?25. If an international river is navigable where is the boundary between the two countries?26. What is this boundary in question #24 called?27. Who controls the passage through manmade canals?28. What percent of the world’s surface is considered high seas, free for the entire world to use in its commerce?29. What is the common name given to the region extending beyond the 12-mile territorial sea to about 200 miles?30. Since W.W. II what international maritime area has seen the most legal disputes?31. The part of a continent that is submerged in relatively shallow sea is called what?32. The Geneva Convention on the Continental Shelf in 1964 set what depth of water as the maximum depth for a continental shelf?33. Because oil rigs are considered to be hazards to navigation on the high seas, the Continental shelf Convention specified a safety zone of meters around them?34. What is the position of the United States in regards to who should control the deep seabed’s?