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Archipelagic Principle

Archipelagic Principle

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Archipelagic Principle
Two elements:1. The definition of internal waters (supra);2. The straight baseline method of delineating the territorial sea
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consists of drawing straight lines connecting the outermost points on the coast withoutdeparting to any appreciable extent from the general direction of the coast.Important distances with respect to the waters around the Philippines-Territorial Sea 12 nautical miles (n.m.)-Contiguous Zone 12 n.m. from the edge of the territorial sea-Exclusive Economic Zone 200 n.m. from the baseline[includes T.S. and C.Z.]
NOTE: There can be a Continental Shelf without an EEZ, but not an EEZ without a Continental Shelf.
Territorial Sea
The belt of the sea located between the coast and internal waters of thecoastal state on the one hand, and the high seas on the other, extending up to 12nautical miles from the low water mark.
Contiguous Zone
It extends up to 12 nautical miles from the territorial sea. Although notpart of the territory, the coastal State may exercise jurisdiction to preventinfringement of customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary laws.
Exclusive Economic Zone
Body of water extending up to 200 nautical miles, within which the statemay exercise sovereign rights to explore, exploit, conserve and manage thenatural resourcesThe state in the EEZ exercises jurisdiction with regard to:

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