2013 (Political Law) Bar Exam Questions: Multiple Choice Question 5

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V. Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the exclusive economic zone refers to an area _____________. (1%)

(A) that is at least 100 miles from the baselines from which the outer limit of the territorial sea is measured

(B) that is at least 200 miles but not to exceed 300 miles from the baselines from which the outer limit of the territorial sea is measured

(C) beyond and adjacent to a country’s territorial sea which cannot go beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the outer limit of the territorial sea is measured

(D) that can go beyond 3 nautical miles but cannot extend 300 nautical miles from the baselines from which the outer limit of the territorial sea is measured

(E) none of the above.

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  1. C. These extend from the edge of the territorial sea out to 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers; 230 miles) from the baseline. Within this area, the coastal nation has sole exploitation rights over all natural resources. In casual use, the term may include the territorial sea and even the continental shelf. The EEZs were introduced to halt the increasingly heated clashes over fishing rights, although oil was also becoming important. The success of an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 1947 was soon repeated elsewhere in the world, and by 1970 it was technically feasible to operate in waters 4000 meters deep. Foreign nations have the freedom of navigation and over flight, subject to the regulation of the coastal states. Foreign states may also lay submarine pipes and cables.

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