UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA

There are as many as 80 countries whose borders have the potential to be expanded under Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. By definition, borders can be expanded based on a complex set of criteria that define the water depth, including the 2,500 meter contour, seafloor geology and sediment thickness, as well as distance from the coastline.


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