innocent passage


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innocent passage

The right of all ships to engage in continuous and expeditious surface passage through the territorial sea and archipelagic waters of foreign coastal states in a manner not prejudicial to its peace, good order, or security. Passage includes stopping and anchoring, but only if incidental to ordinary navigation or necessary by force majeure or distress, or for the purpose of rendering assistance to persons, ships, or aircraft in danger or distress.
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Duterte also reminded officials that foreigners could enjoy only the right of innocent passage through Philippine Rise.
The president reiterated that the only right that foreigners can exercise in Philippine Rise is the right to innocent passage.
Negotiations were held in 2006 about the technical aspects, the height of the bridge and the width of the waterway so that BiH will have the right to innocent passage.
But this is purely carrying out normal freedom of navigation and right of innocent passage, and there were no so-called other activities or operations," (http://www.
FONOP by the USS Curtis Wilbur, proclaiming piously that it "respects the right of innocent passage through its territorial seas conducted in accordance with the relevant rules of the international community.
Rather, the USS Lassen transited within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in compliance with the innocent passage provisions outlined in Part II, Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Foreign vessels may however, claim the right of innocent passage through this zone.
The ship was traveling through the narrow strait, which is technically Iranian territorial water, but under international agreement is open to foreign ships making an innocent passage, said Col.
We urge the government to stick to their commitments in Nairobi and accord the official protection and innocent passage without let after the burial," he stressed.
As mentioned previously, such right of innocent passage, passage that is non-prejudicial to the peace, good order, or security of the coastal state, as well as right of transit passage, is not available to foreign warships in the coastal state's internal/inland waters, although they do retain innocent passage rights in the twelve nautical mile territorial sea that extends seawards from Canada's archipelagic baseline.
However, China has strongly opposed this interpretation noting that naval vessels' military aircraft by definition do not undertake " innocent passage.
We have clarified that this request is not to restrict the right of innocent passage but only on security considerations.