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‘Sovereignty’ versus ‘sovereign rights’

‘Sovereignty’ versus ‘sovereign rights’

By Jean Christou VARYING interpretations of comments made by UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide with regard to Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) caused not only controversy but some confusion on Wednesday. From a legal perspective, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) states: “In the exclusive economic zone, the coastal

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