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UAE Law On Territorial Waters

The UAE Government has approved a federal law which sets the width of thecountry's territorial waters at 12 nautical miles, that of an adjacent area at24 nautical miles and an economic zone of 200 nautical miles. The new law, whichis to be submitted to the UAE President, Shaikh Zayid ibn Sultan Al Nuhayyan,for final approval, will allow the UAE to abide by the United Nations agreementon the Law of the Sea of 1982. The new federal law...