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Paragraphs in "Convention On The Continental Shelf" coded as DEFN

Label Provision
Art.1 Article 1
Art.1.1x For the purpose of these Articles, the term "continental shelf" is used as referring
Art.1.1x.a (a) to the seabed and subsoil of the submarine areas adjacent to the coast but outside the area of the territorial sea, to a depth of 200 metres or, beyond that limit, to where the depth of the superjacent waters admits of the exploitation of the natural resources of the said area;
Art.1.1x.b (b) to the seabed and subsoil of similar submarine areas adjacent to the coasts of islands.
Art.2 Article 2
Art.2.1 1. The coastal State exercises over the continental shelf sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring it and exploiting its natural resources.
Art.2.2 2. The rights referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article are exclusive in the sense that if the coastal State does not explore the continental shelf or exploit its natural resources, no one may undertake these activities, or make a claim to the continental shelf, without the express consent of the coastal State.
Art.2.3 3. The rights of the coastal State over the continental shelf do not depend on occupation, effective or notional, or on any express proclamation.
Art.2.4 4. The natural resources referred to in these Articles consist of the mineral and other non-living resources of the sea-bed and subsoil together with living organisms belonging to sedentary species that is to say, organisms which, at the harvestable stage, either are immobile on or under the seabed or are unable to move except in constant physical contact with the seabed or the subsoil.