Brazil: Ratification of Sea-bed Treaty

Action type
Government of the United Kingdom
10 May 1988
"Nothing in the present Treaty shall be interpreted as in any way prejudicing the sovereign rights of Brazil in the area of the sea, the sea-bed and its subsoil adjacent to the Brazilian coast,in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.  It is the understanding of the Brazilian Government that the word 'observation', in Article III, paragraph 1 of the Treaty refers only to observation that is incidental to the normal course of navigation, in accordance with international law."
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