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UNCLOS

PART III | STRAITS USED FOR INTERNAL NAVIGATION

SECTION I | GENERAL PROVISIONS

ARTICLE 34 | LEGAL STATUS

1. The regime of passage through straits used for international navigation established in this Part shall not in other respects affect the legal status of the waters forming such straits or the exercise by the States bordering the straits of their sovereignty or jurisdiction over such waters and their air space, bed and subsoil.

2. The sovereignty or jurisdiction of the States bordering the straits is exercised subject to this Part and to other rules of international law.

 

ARTICLE 35 | SCOPE OF THIS PART

Nothing in this Part affects:

a. any areas of internal waters within a strait, except where the establishment of a straight baseline in accordance with the method set forth in article 7 has the effect of enclosing as internal waters areas which had not previously been considered as such;

b. the legal status of the waters beyond the territorial seas of States bordering straits as exclusive economic zones or high seas; or

c. the legal regime in straits in which passage is regulated in whole or in part by long-standing international conventions in force specifically relating to such straits.

 

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