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UN accepts extension of Uruguay's continental shelf to 350 miles; first in South America

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The United Nations accepted the proposition of the Uruguayan government to extend the Uruguayan territorial seabed from 200 to 350 miles. Uruguay thus becomes the first South American nation to receive the approval of the UN for such request. Read full article

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  • Chicureo

    Well this will burn the witches arse in the Casa Rosada...

    http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=8-2014&day=20&id=70740&l=e&country=&special=&ndb=1&df=0

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 12:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    Argentina will be complaining that it covers part of their continental shelf - But hey nevermind, can't win them all. But then Argentina has never been very good with its continental shelf arguments lol

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Cristina really is asking for only a small fair share of maritime territory...

    https://www.google.cl/search?q=argentina+continental+shelf+claim&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=PAD0U5qKFKfoiwLU3oHIDA&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=671#facrc=_&imgrc=eKvZPsVnt8DSMM%253A%3BXiElEQ081vuh9M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.mercopress.com%252Fdata%252Fcache%252Fnoticias%252F18646%252F0x0%252Fc4a689b9a4d61bcabfca49603df73c6d.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.mercopress.com%252F2009%252F04%252F21%252Fargentina-continental-shelf-presentation-includes-falklands%3B566%3B800

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 02:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll

    I still would like to know how the British argue the Falkland Islands are NOT, when one uses objective scientific-geological parameters, part of the Patagonian/Argentine/South American continental shelf.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patagonian_Shelf

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patagonian_Shelf

    @3

    If that is the continental shelf, then how it that Argentina's fault of being so lucky geologically?

    BTW, I DO NOT ADVOCATE ANY CLAIM ON THE FALKLAND ISLANDS OR ITS EEZ BASED ON “CONTINENTAL SHELF”, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS TO CHOOSING TRUMP THEM.

    However, I certainly do see a complete legitimate right of Argentina to the entirety of the Argentine Sea ex-Falklands well beyond the current borders.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 03:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    3 Chicureo
    We are not claiming the continental shelf of England or Europe are we?

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 03:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    UNCLOS and the VCLO Treaties. ' A treaty extends to all of a State's territory.'

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 04:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Argentina is welcome to extend and submit its claim over its continental shelf.

    Just as the Falkland Islands are also allowed to do. Though the Falklands get a great swath of ocean as Argentina's claim cannot go AROUND the territory of another country.

    https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/ibru/south_atlantic_maritime_claims.pdf

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 04:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #5
    No, neither aré we, but a big slice of Antarctica belongs to us. We just let you and a few others keep bases there because were such friendly people...

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/Cl-triconti-en.PNG/280px-Cl-triconti-en.PNG

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 05:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @4

    Geological boundaries don't determine political boundaries, any more than avian migration patterns do. Tell your President. Islands, meanwhile, are considered to have their own continental shelf.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 08:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    You can claim what the bloody hell you want, it means dick if you can't defend that claim.

    A lot of pontificating v practicality on here.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Eddieposted

    Argentina applied to extend it's limit to 350 nautical miles on 21st April 2009, but it wasn't accepted by the UN. :)

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @5 RG land can't claim territory or seas that belong to another sovereign State. RG land has been threatening to take the UK to the ICJ over Falklands oil exploration since Feb 2010. Why is it taking sooo l o n g? A sovereignty claim without a case is illegitimate and w o r t h l e s s.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    Exactly. The UNCLOS isn't a mechanism for stealing other people's islands.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @5 RG land can't claim territory or seas that belong to another sovereign State. RG land has been threatening to take the UK to the ICJ over Falklands oil exploration since Feb 2010. Why is it taking sooo l o n g? A sovereignty claim without a case is illegitimate and w o r t h l e s s.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #5
    Give it time !

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 09:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    Argentina can claim continental shelf prolongation so long as it does not conflict with any other claim. Their mistake was to seek to claim the Falklands cs in their application, thus creating a conflict on which UNCLOS will not judge....so it goes on the shelf. If Argentina had applied for prolongation of all that area excluding the Falklands it would likely have been granted. Foolish ?

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Eddieposted

    Under the UNCLOS Convention, coastal states may claim their continental shelf for up to 200 nautical miles from shore (limited to half way between States with opposite or adjacent coasts).
    The Falklands are over 250 nautical miles from Argentina.
    A country can APPLY to extend that outer limit to up to 350 nautical miles and Argentina has done this on 21st April 2009, but it has NOT been accepted by the UN.
    Argentina cannot have the Falklands or the Falklands territorial waters which extend half way to argentina.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @8. Actually, a big slice of Antarctica does NOT belong to you. Being a peaceable country, and otherwise engaged at the time, we forebore to argue whilst in the middle of a war. Bit sneaky of you that. Can you point at international recognition of Chilean territory in Antarctica? Of course not. So you own squat. All “claims” are suspended. Now don't get on your high horse. Remember that we stopped argieland invading you because they were busy being defeated by us. So, in time, we can have a nice, peaceful chat and agree that you can have a little less. You can have 80°W to 90°W. Or you could be like argies and disagree. You know what happened to them! But we're friends, aren't we? Although your defence minister appears to have forgotten.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Oh Conqueror,
    Thankfully, Chile's noble claim upon Antarctica is in frozen suspension, just as your's, Argentina's, New Zealand, Norway, France and Australia.
    Otherwise, we'd have the Americans, Russians, Chinese .... all making a mad territorial rush that would just confuse the penguins.
    Like I've mentioned numerous times in the past, Chile enjoys cordial relations with HM's Government. I just posted the map to shake up the my kleptomaniac neighbors.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    It's about time any government of Uruguay did something for the country and not just for themselves.

    This is likely to be a unique experiece: WELL DONE.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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