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

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

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

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