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The Islanders have made their wishes clear
Argentina has announced a planned expansion of its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 660,000 square miles.  This follows it’s submission to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) in April 2009 to extend the outer limit of its continental shelf.  The CLCS has now concluded its study, although its recommendations are not yet public.  However, the UN’s press release makes it clear that the Rules of Procedure of the CLCS establish that it cannot consider areas where there are overlapping claims as to the continental shelf, or other disputes as to the delimitation of boundaries.
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