Territorial waters

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  • Tmpa Case Study

    433 people in August 2001; many of them were of Afghan origin. These persons had been trying to reach Australia in a wooden fishing boat but the boat started sinking about 140 kilometers off the coast of Christmas Island. Some of the people aboard the ship required urgent medical attention so the Tampa decided to proceed to the nearest port, which was Christmas Island and is a part of Australian territory. Tampa paused at the border of Australia’s territorial sea and requested permission to enter and unload the refugees but the Australian government denied them permission. Keeping in mind the health conditions of the passengers aboard the vessel, the captain of Tampa made the decision to overlook the denial and entered Australian territorial waters in search of assistance. The Australian government sent a small special operation force of the Army to board the ship and take control and also to provide assistance to the wounded. However, the passengers were prevented from disembarking. The Tampa refused to leave the territorial waters because of the dangerous situation of the vessel as it currently had excess of 450 passengers and was built to safely hold no more than 50. On 1st…

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  • Coastal Refugees Essay

    2. TERRITORIAL WATERS Article 2(1) of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)48 provides that, “[t]he sovereignty of a coastal State ex-tends, beyond its land territorial and internal waters and, in the case of an archipelagic State, its archipelagic waters, to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea”. This maritime zone extends up to 12 nautical miles (Article 3, UNCLOS). The only major exception to this sovereign power of the state is the right of…

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  • Yuma Territorial Prison

    A prison that was built by its own inmates was the Yuma Territorial Prison. I will be writing about the history of the Yuma Territorial Prison, I will be describing in detail what the prison looked like and what the prisoners did, the prison was built in Yuma, Arizona because Yuma is really hot and dry and there is nothing surrounding it, my limitations to further research are that i 've never seen the prison in person and i don 't know what the prisoners did on a daily bases except for what…

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  • Yima Territorial Prison History

    The Yuma Territorial Prison has many particular traits that people who are interested in Yuma’s history should be informed about. The reason for this is because it has been around for many years, so there is a large amount of history involving it. Many events happened during the time that the prison was open, from 1875 to 1909, there were many changes made within the walls of the prison. The changes made were not just the appearance but also the rules and regulations. Throughout the years the…

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  • Siachen Glacier Case Study

    As Siachen was known to be completely inhospitable and not worth for any conflict on the ground. The real cease fire line (CFL) agreed to each other by India and Pakistan in the July 1949 Karachi Agreement did not cover the area of ‘the glaciers’ because of the tough situation of delineating the line. Beside the delineated grid, Point NJ 9842, near Chalunka, the Karachi Agreement was based on the line passing ‘north to the glaciers’. The area which was north part of it was left blank and open to…

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  • The Maya Collapse

    states into territorial polities resulted in loss of trade, tribute and socio-political interaction with the people and their leaders (Golden and Scherer 2013, 415). Moreover, Golden and Scherer argue that the expansion and transformation of states resulted in loss of trust between the people and their leaders throughout the civilization, thus causing the collapse. (Golden and Scherer 2013, 403). While this proposes an interesting argument, the ability of loss of trust to collapse a civilization…

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  • Descriptive Essay About Palalawan

    Over the years, Palawan has become one of the most sought destinations in the Philippines. Boasting its immaculate beaches, translucent water, vast limestone and breathtaking underworld, Palawan has been a regular in the list of the best islands in the world. But where will you go first? Which is better and which should you prioritize in your itinerary? El Nido or Coron? The answer depends on your personality. Are you the romantic beach bum or the adventure-filled junkie? Do you prefer a laid…

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  • The Acequias In New Mexico

    settlers to disseminate water from afar to households and farms using the hand-dug canals into the earth, which helped to sustain their livelihood and support their source of food. Today, there are still many people that rely on the these water systems for agriculture and general everyday life. However, the increasing population of the surrounding areas in New Mexico has caused water demand to increase dramatically which has made water a commodity. Tragically, because of this, New Mexico along…

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  • St Vincent And Grenadines Case Study

     FACTS The dispute is pertaining to the detention by the Spanish authorities of the vessel M/V “Louisa” having the flag of Saint Vincent and Grenadines. Chronological facts of the case are as follows: 20.08.2004 – 29.10.2004: The vessel M/V “Louisa” was conducting surveys of the sea floor in the internal waters and territorial sea of the Spain to locate oil and gas deposits on the basis of a permit issued by the Spanish Ministry of Environment. 29.10.2004: The vessel was voluntarily docked at…

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  • Essay On Importance Of Water

    Water is one of the most important and essential fluid to our human body. We use and drink water almost 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, however, many of us probably have never thought of and find out what are the chemical and scientific reasons behind the importance of water. Approximately 50-65% of the average adult human body is water, however, this varies based on a number of factors such as age, health, weight and sex. In males, it is normally about 60% of the body weight. In…

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