Tuvalu

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National Legislation

The Maritime Zones Act 2012 defines the baseline, territorial sea, internal waters, archipelagic waters, contiguous zone, exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of Tuvalu.  

Territorial Sea Baselines

 The orial_sea_baselines2012_1.pdf" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">Declaration of Territorial Sea Baselines 2012 and the Declaration of Archipelagic Baselines 2012 contain the geographical coordinates of the baselines of the six separate islands of Tuvalu and the archipelagic baselines around the archipelago of Tuvalu.

 

 

Maritime Zones

The maritime zones of Tuvalu are defined in the following instruments made under the Maritime Zones Act 2012: Declaration of the Outer Limits of the Territorial Sea 2012 Declaration of the Outer Limits of the Exclusive Economic Zone 2015 Declaration of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf 2015

Extended Continental Shelf Claims (under Article 76 of UNCLOS)

Tuvalu made a joint presentation with France and New Zealand to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf Claims on 29 August 2013 in respect of the area of the Robbie Ridge. The Declaration of Territorial Sea Baselines 2012 and the Declaration of Archipelagic Baselines 2012 contain the geographical coordinates of the baselines of the six separate islands of Tuvalu and the archipelagic baselines around the archipelago of Tuvalu.  
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Maritime Boundaries of
Tuvalu

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Legend

Exclusive Economic Zone

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Treaty Line

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Extended Continental Shelf

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High Seas Limit

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step
Completed
1. Low water line mapped
step
Completed
2. Baseline developed
step
Completed
3. Archipelagic status assessed
step
Completed
4. Maritime Limits Calculated
step
Completed
5. Shared boundaries identified
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Complete steps required by treaty to bring it into force internationally, can include exchange of diplomatic notes

6. Shared Boundary? Refer to Treaty Pathway
step
Completed
7. Harmonize legislation
step
Completed
8. Declare baselines and limits
step
Completed
9. Baselines and limits Deposited
step
Completed
10. Publication

2.1 Treaty in force

2.2 Treaty signed but not yet in force

1. Negotiation of shared boundary
Completed
1. Negotiation of shared boundary
2. Charts & Schedule of coordinates prepared
Completed
2. Charts & Schedule of coordinates prepared
3. Draft treaty approved for signature
Completed
3. Draft treaty approved for signature
4. Maritime boundary treaty signed
Completed
4. Maritime boundary treaty signed
5. Boundary agreement implemented
Completed
5. Boundary agreement implemented
6. Entry into force
In progress
6. Entry into force
7. Treaty document deposited with UNT section
Not started
7. Treaty document deposited with UNT section
8. Treaty charts and schedule of coordinates deposited with UN DOALS
Not started
8. Treaty charts and schedule of coordinates deposited with UN DOALS
9. Publication
Not started
9. Publication
1. Negotiation of shared boundary
Completed
1. Negotiation of shared boundary
2. Charts & Schedule of coordinates prepared
Completed
2. Charts & Schedule of coordinates prepared
3. Draft treaty approved for signature
Completed
3. Draft treaty approved for signature
4. Maritime boundary treaty signed
Completed
4. Maritime boundary treaty signed
5. Boundary agreement implemented
Completed
5. Boundary agreement implemented
6. Entry into force
In progress
6. Entry into force
7. Treaty document deposited with UNT section
Not started
7. Treaty document deposited with UNT section
8. Treaty charts and schedule of coordinates deposited with UN DOALS
Not started
8. Treaty charts and schedule of coordinates deposited with UN DOALS
9. Publication
Not started
9. Publication

2.3 Treaty not signed

N/A

Robbie Ridge - claim 2

1. Preliminary Submission Lodged
Completed
1. Preliminary Submission Lodged
2. Presented to CLCS
Not started
2. Presented to CLCS
3. Sub-commission completed or lodged
Not started
3. Sub-commission completed or lodged
4. Recommendation by sub-commission
Not started
4. Recommendation by sub-commission
5. Sub-commission elected
Not started
5. Sub-commission elected

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