IIA Mapping Project The IIA Mapping Project is a cooperative initiative between UNCTAD and universities around the world to represent the content of IIAs. The resulting database serves as a tool to understand trends in the development of the IIA, assess the prevalence of different policy approaches and identify examples of contracts. The “Mapping of IIA Content” allows you to browse the results of previous projects (the page will be updated regularly when the new results are updated). Please quote UNCTAD, Mapping of IIA Content, available under investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/iia-mapping For more information: Project Mapping Page Project Description & Methodology Document Chapter I. Interned Civilians (Articles 1 to 3) Chapter II. Prisoners of war (Articles 4 and 5) Chapter III. Commission for the implementation of the Agreement (Articles 6 and 7) The issue of the delimitation of maritime borders in the Eastern Mediterranean presents unique factors which must be taken into account in the establishment of borders. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) proposes a fair and legal distribution of marine resources and a delimitation of the boundaries of maritime areas. While the geographical location of the region is at the heart of the EEZ disputes in the eastern Mediterranean, the policy of nations, in particular, is contrary to the fundamental principles of the Convention, such as “justice”, “non-aggression” and “equitable geographical distribution”.
The international regulation of the EEZ was governed by Articles 55 to 57 of Part V of the 1982 Convention. Article 57 of the Convention provides that “the exclusive economic zone shall not exceed 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the coastal sea is measured”. Since the distance between the countries of the region is less than 400 nautical miles, the borders of the EEZ can only be defined by agreements between several States and, moreover, the islands cannot exercise full control over the EEZs and therefore cannot declare their sovereignty. The International Court of Justice has indicated that delimitations under customary law will be made in accordance with the principles of “justice” and taking into account all “related situations” with “agreement”.