archipelagic sea lanes passage


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archipelagic sea lanes passage

The nonsuspendable right of continuous and expeditious transit through archipelagic waters in the normal mode through and over routes normally used for navigation and overflight.
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The bill also provides that foreign ships and aircraft, while exercising the right of archipelagic sea lanes passage, shall refrain from any threat or use of Force against the sovereignty, territorial integrity, or political independence of the Republic of the Philippines, or in any other manner in violation of the principles of international law embodied in the Charter of the United Nations.
HB 4888 also provides that foreign ships exercising the right of archipelagic sea lanes passage shall refrain from stopping, dropping anchor or loitering, except when rendered necessary by force majeure or by distress in order to render assistance to a person or persons or a ship or ships experiencing distress; and from making covert transmissions, interfering with telecommunication systems and communicating directly with an unauthorized person or group of persons in Philippine territory
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs is set to approve today the measure seeking to establish the archipelagic sea lanes in the country's archipelagic waters, prescribing the rights and obligations of foreign ships and aircraft exercising the right of archipelagic sea lanes passage in accordance with the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).