transit passage


Also found in: Wikipedia.

transit passage

The nonsuspendable right of continuous and expeditious navigation and/or overflight in the normal mode through an international strait linking one part of the high seas (or exclusive economic zone) with another.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The mandate will also authorize the transit passage of foreign army units headed to Afghanistan for the same purpose for a two-year period.
For transit passage of natural gas sourced in Iran through Turkey, the Iranian Oil Ministry and the Energy and Natural Sources Ministry of the Republic of Turkey signed an "Agreement Protocol" on November 17, 2008.
Foremost among the rights afforded to foreign vessels (and aircraft) in international straits is the unimpeded right of transit passage, implying that the adjacent strait state cannot bar or suspend such passage or engage in activities that may have the practical effect of doing so, including demands such as prior consent/authorization for passage through these waters.
It was the fourth transit passage for Sovcomflot from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Arctic.
5) In contrast, the United States takes the position that the Northwest Passage constitutes an international strait, with international shipping having the right of transit passage.
US accession to the convention would help strengthen worldwide transit passage rights under international law and isolate Iran as one of the few remaining non-parties to the convention," he said.
of the waterway, the regime of transit passage, rather than the rules of
He said there would be a transportation agreement regarding intergovernmental agreement, purchase and sale agreement and transit passage of gas, and noted that some agreements were initialed and some of them were about to be initialed.
She appeared on Wogan with Wen Li who described Eric's journey as "the longest transit passage in history" But even after the war was over, the calls kept coming.
In such case, Tajikistan can provide transit passage in return for some gas.
98) Waters within twelve nautical miles of the coastline are still under Canadian sovereignty, but the nonsuspendable right of transit passage supersedes that sovereignty.