Australia: Ratification of Sea-bed Treaty

State Australia
Treaty Sea-bed Treaty
Action Type Ratification
Depositary Government of the United Kingdom
Date 23 January 1973


Communication by Note dated 4 March 1987:

"The Australian Government takes the view that the declaration made by Mexico is incompatible with international law to the extent that it lays claims to rights over the continental shelf which a coastal state is not entitled to exercise under the Treaty itself or under international law as reflected in the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea"

Other Actions Signature on deposit with London — 11 February 1971
Signature on deposit with Moscow — 11 February 1971
Ratification on deposit with Moscow — 23 January 1973
Signature on deposit with Washington — 11 February 1971
Ratification on deposit with Washington — 23 January 1973