The Brazilian Claim to the Rio Grande Rise

Júlia Schütz Veiga, Julia Weston

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The presentation will center around the Brazilian Claim to the Rio Grande Rise. This geological element is the subject of the latest Brazilian submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS), and adds a considerable amount of nautical miles to the Brazilian jurisdiction. The claim has not yet been
addressed by the CLCS, as its submission dates back to 2018. This means that it is still an unsolved case and may remain unresolved for some time. The presentation’s aims are to contextualize the Brazilian claim to the Rio Grande Rise, through the optics of both Brazil and the Law of the Sea. The submission will be briefly presented, followed by an analysis of possible outcomes through the optics of the Law of the Sea. This means that the claim’s possible outcomes will be analysed according to the Law of the Sea’s provisions on the delineation of the continental shelf and of the Area. This will allow for a productive discussion with the three lecturers on the possible outcomes of the claim, as well as with alumni whose States have faced or are facing similar cases.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2022
EventThe First Sharing Experience Workshop for the Yeosu Academy Alumni - virtual workshop via Zoom, Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Duration: 3 Mar 2022 → …


WorkshopThe First Sharing Experience Workshop for the Yeosu Academy Alumni
Country/TerritoryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
Period3/03/22 → …


  • Rio Grande Rise
  • Continental Shelf beyond 200NM
  • CLCS


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