© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157180811X541396 The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 26 (2011) 47–58 brill.nl/estu THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARINE AND COASTAL LAW Bilateral Delimitation of the Caspian Sea and the Exclusion of Third Parties Ilias Bantekas Professor of International Law, Brunel University School of Law, Oxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK Associate Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, UK Head of International Law, Mourgelas & Associates Law Firm, Athens, Greece Received: 8 September 2010; revised: 16 September 2010; accepted: 17 September 2010 Abstract This article discusses the position of the littoral States of the body of water known as the Caspian Sea (hereinafter ‘the Caspian’), particularly on the basis of their numerous bilateral treaties and unilateral statements of action, with respect to the legal status and sui generis regimes of the Caspian. It is argued that these States have excluded the possibility that the Caspian be equated for legal purposes to a sea, but they have, nonetheless, employed legal formulae borrowed from the international law of the sea in order to delimit their respective maritime zones and other entitlements. The ambit of these rights is sketchy and they do not
The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2011
Keywords: bilateralism; Caspian Sea; Kazakhstan; pipelines; delimitation
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