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International Law regarding Nautical territory

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Is the U.S. claim to a 12 nm territorial sea and a 200 nm exclusive economic zone valid under international law? Why or why not?

Should the United States become a party to UNCLOS III by accession? What are the arguments both for and against becoming a party? Which arguments are better, and why?

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The U.S. claim to a 12 nautical mile territorial sea and a 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone is valid under international law because under the terms of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) countries can maintain this particular nm exclusive economic zone for purposes of their economic zone. Therefore, as an observer of the international treaty, but a non-participating party the United States has a right to claim the nm that is legal under the ...

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This solution provides assistance in the area of a country's claim of exclusive economic zones in international nautical mile territory. The solution provides the legal paradigms and justifications for a country claiming this zone, and provides arguments for and against the UNCLOS III.