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con·ti·nent

(kon'ti-nent),
Denoting continence.

continent

(kŏn′tə-nənt)
adj.
Exercising continence.

con′ti·nent·ly adv.

continent

Referring to continence, see there.

con·ti·nent

(kon'ti-nĕnt)
1. Able to retain urine or stool.
2. Referring to an enterostomy with sphincterlike control.
See also: continence
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The Law of the Seas Convention (LOSC) was entered into force for Somalia on November 16, 1994, and on July 21, 2014, the Federal Government of Somalia submitted to the CLCS information on the limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.
Their conflict over where the continental shelf begins and ends remains
extend the borders of its continental shelf as the project has made considerable progress
This book seeks to clarify the role of other States in cases of Rule 46 disputes at every stage of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) submission procedure.
"This is a historic occasion for Argentina because we've made a huge leap in the demarcation of the exterior limit of our continental shelf," foreign minister Susana Malcorra said.
Continental shelf of a coastal state is the natural prolongation of its land territory in to the sea.
As is well known, under treaty-based and customary international law a continental shelf cannot provide the United States "territorial jurisdiction." The Convention on the Continental Shelf recognizes limited rights of the United States over a relevant continental shelf, rights that are merely for particular economic and resource-related purposes: "The coastal State exercises over the continental shelf sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting its natural resources." (10) The same language is found in Article 77(1) of the United Nations Convention in the Law of the Sea.
A UN scientific body, the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS), will eventually rule on this issue.
Some of these areas include large portions of the Arctic Ocean that are now being claimed by Canada and the Arctic Coastal States as part of their continental shelf claim.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations' Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf (UNCLCS) accepted Pakistan's claim for extension of its continental shelf limits (sea limits) from 200 nautical miles to 350 nautical miles.
Namibia was the 50th country to submit her application for an extended continental shelf. To date, [the] Commission has been established for 31 submissions, meaning that Namibia still has at least 18 submissions behind."
The mission is part of Canada's efforts to extend its continental shelf to that seabed.

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