ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Changing Law in a Changing World-Case of Mid-Ocean Archipelagos

India's joint working paper submitted at the Caracas session of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS-III) sought to coven among other things, the claims of coastal and mid-ocean archipelagos as well as the claims of the archipelagian states. In fact, India's interest in international recognition of the Andaman- Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands as archipelagos was stated explicitly at Caracas. UNCLOS-III, however, stopped short of bestowing legal blessings on the claims of the archipelagian states.

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