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Environmental Governance


The sovereignty of a coastal State extends, beyond its land territory and internal waters and, in the case of an archipelagic State, its archipelagic waters, to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea (Source: UNCLOS, Part II, Sec. 1, Art. 2) Every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles, measured from baselines determined in accordance with this Convention. (Source: UNCLOS, Part II, Sec. 1, Art. 3)

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eaux territoriales
территориальные воды
aguas territoriales
Chinese, Simplified
مياه إقليمية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with territorial water

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Basel Convention