Partial Submission Made by the Republic of Korea to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf：A Review
［文摘］韩国于2012年12月向大陆架界限委员会(以下简称“委员会”)递交了部分划界案，提出了其在东海的200海里以外大陆架外部界限。韩国确定大陆架外部界限定点的方法独特，在适用《联合国海洋法公约》第76条规定的基础上，以距离日本领海不少于5海里为原则，选择了85个外部界限定点。韩国此次主张的外大陆架范围比其在2009年向委员会提交的“初步信息”的主张范围大大扩展，并与中国提交的东海部分划界案的范围几乎完全重叠。日本已就韩国划界案提出反对照会，并以存在海洋划界争端为由要求委员会不予审议。根据委员会过去的实践推测，韩国划界案得到审议的可能性很小，但该划界案的提交在客观上反映出中、韩在东海外大陆架问题上的合作立场，也进一步增强了中国关于东海大陆架自然延伸至冲绳海槽的主张。与此同时，韩国大陆架主张的南扩也加大了未来解决东海大陆架划界问题的复杂性。［Abstract］In December 2012，the Republic of Korea (hereinafter “Korea”) made a partial submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) that identified the outer limits of its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the East China Sea. Based on article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,85 points situated not less than 5 nautical miles from the territorial sea of Japan, have been selected as the fixed points comprising the line of the outer limits of the continental shelf. Compared with its Preliminary Information delivered in 2009，the scope of the extended continental shelf indicated in the Submission expands remarkably, and seriously overlaps with China's claim of extended continental shelf. Japan has addressed a note verbale, in which the CLCS was requested not to consider and qualify the Submission made by Korea under the pretext of existence of delimitation disputes. Although judging from the previous practice of the CLCS, Korea's Submission has little chance of being considered by the CLCS, the Submission strengthens cooperation on continental shelf affairs between China and Korea, as well as China's claim that its continental shelf in the East China Sea extends naturally to the Okinawa Trough. However the southern expansion of Korea's continental claim has complicated the delimitation of the continental shelf in that area.