Israel-Lebanon Offshore Oil & Gas Dispute: Rules of International Maritime Law

ASIL Insights, Volume 15, Issue 31

8 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2012

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Martin Waehlisch

Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law; American University of Beirut

Date Written: December 5, 2011

Abstract

Tensions between Lebanon and Israel have been running high during the last months due to a legal dispute over rights to newly discovered natural oil and gas reserves in the Mediterranean Sea. Formally at war for years, and without diplomatic relations, Israel and Lebanon have never agreed on a delimitation of their maritime boundaries.

Keywords: International Maritime Law, International Law, Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, Oil, Gas, Diplomatic Relations, UNIFIL, delimitation, maritime boundaries

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Waehlisch, Martin, Israel-Lebanon Offshore Oil & Gas Dispute: Rules of International Maritime Law (December 5, 2011). ASIL Insights, Volume 15, Issue 31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2078583

Martin Waehlisch (Contact Author)

Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, D-10099
Germany

American University of Beirut ( email )

Issam Fares Institute
P.O.Box 11-0236
Beirut
Lebanon

HOME PAGE: http://www.aub.edu.lb/ifi/

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