41 The 1990 USSR-USA Maritime Boundary Agreement Alex Oude Elferink Research Associate, NILOS, Law Faculty, University of Utrecht, Netherlands During the Bush-Gorbachov summit held in Washington, in May/June 1990, an agreement was signed establishing a maritime boundary between Alaska and Siberia in the Bering and Chukchi Seas.l The 1600 nautical miles (nm) maritime boundary is the longest in the world (see figure 2). The conclusion of the treaty was preceded by nine years of negotiations. The main point of contention during the negotiations regarded the interpretation of the 1867 Convention on the Cession of Alaska.2 The 1867 Convention defines a line which establishes what islands were ceded to America together with Alaska. Both parties disagreed as to what cartographical method was intended to be used to define this line when the treaty was drafted. The area enclosed by the two different lines advocated by the parties comprised about 15,000 nm2. Background Before analysing the terms of the boundary treaty some attention has to be paid to its historical background. The need to delimit their respective jurisdictions first arose when both countries extended their fisheries zones.3 In an Exchange 42 United States - U. S. S. R. Maritime Boundary
International Journal of Estuarine and Coastal Law (in 1993 continued as The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law) – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1991
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera