international law, Canada, sovereignty, hydrocarbons, continental shelf, boundary disputes, oil, gas, offshore
The author examines the current state of international law governing Canada's sovereignty and jurisdiction over the exploitation of hydrocarbons within its continental shelf. These rights are reviewed from a historical perspective through theprogression ofinternational conventions, the decisions ofinternational tribunals and the enactmentof Canadian federal laws. The article includes anexamination of Canada's rights under international law respecting its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf beyond, as well as a review of Canada's maritime boundary disputes with adjacent coastal states.
Keith F. Miller, "The Implications of UNCLOS for Canada's Regulatory Jurisdiction in the Offshore-The 200-Mile Limit and the Continental Shelf" (2007) 30:2 Dal LJ 341.