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The Caspian Sea and the legal issue of territorial waters

The Caspian Sea and the legal issue of territorial waters
Published on: 21 February 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • The Caspian Sea and the legal issue of territorial waters
  • What is the background to the legal dispute over the Caspian Sea?
  • What are the key legal arguments and frameworks that the dispute draws upon?
  • What is the current status of the dispute?
  • Is there a likelihood of a settlement that would be acceptable to all parties?
  • Do you have any advice to lawyers with interests in the region? Are there other world regions facing similar disputes?

Article summary

Environment analysis: The collapse of the Soviet Union into separate states left the inland Caspian Sea as a body of water with claims made upon it by a number of the new nations. Assessing legal distinctions including the difference between a sea and a lake, Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, of the German-Kazakh University in Almaty, the standing UNESCO chair on water management in Central Asia, outlines where the dispute is headed and the legal frameworks by which it might be resolved. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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