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    • Daniel
    • 05.09.11 | 14:23 (IDT)

    I have been frustrated by the paucity of available information. It looks to my like the boundary that Lebanon is relying upon is the boundary that would result from the rule under general maritime law, while Israel is relying on a boundary synthesized from special agreements between Israel and Cyprus, and Cyprus and Lebanon. While special agreements generally trump general law as among parties to those agreements, there is a difficult question here because Israel and Lebanon are not directly parties to any one agreement. At least this is how I understand the legal dispute. If that is incorrect, please point me to where I can find a fuller explanation of the legal claims of both sides. Thank you!

    from the article: Lebanon warns UN: Israel's proposed maritime border threatens peace and security
    First published 13:24 05.09.11 | Last updated 13:24 05.09.11
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