San Diego Law Review


E. D. Brown

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The Anglo-French Case (1977-1978) is only the second continental shelf boundary dispute to have been settled by judicial means and the first between parties to the 1958 Geneva Convention on the Continental Shelf. Recognizing the decisions of the Court of Arbitration as an important landmark in the development of continental shelf law, Professor Brown presents a detailed analysis and assessment of the court's decisions in the light of the earlier judgment of the International court of Justice in the North Sea Continental Shelf Cases (1969) and the continuing negotiations in UNCLOS III.