Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Who owns the Hatton-Rockall Basin? The Mystery deepens...

I finally managed to contact someone useful at the UN regarding their meeting in March to discuss the above topic. I was refered to the Statements of the Chairperson of the Commission (CLCS/70) which 'clearly' sumises thus:

"The Commission decided that, in order to ensure expediency and efficiency in the light of a large number of submissions, two new subcommissions would be established. The Commission noted that the submissions made by ... the United Kingdom in respect of Hatton Rockall Area, and Ireland in respect of Hatton-Rockall Area were at the head of the queue. Recalling its decisions with regard to those submissions...the Commission decided to further defer the establishment of subcommissions for the consideration of any of those submissions. It was also decided that, since those submissions remained next in line for consideration as queued in the order in which they were received, the Commission would revisit the situation at the time of establishment of its next subcommission."

So, I hope that's much clearer now!

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