The Obligations of the Coastal State Concerning Innocent Passage (treaties and customary international law)

In light of the importance of communication for all States, the places certain obligations upon the to ensure the interests of in its sea.
First, under , the coastal State is obliged not to hamper the of foreign ships and not to discriminate in form or in fact against the ships of any State or against ships carrying cargoes to, from or on behalf of any State.
Second, the coastal State is under the obligation to give appropriate publicity to any danger to navigation under Article 24(2). This obligation follows from the dictum in the .
Third, no charge may be levied upon foreign ships by reason only of their passage through the pursuant to Article 26.

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