Summary of Recommendations by the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf with Regard to Japan''s Submission：A Commentary
［文摘］自日本外务省2012年4月28日宣布，日本200海里以外大陆架的申请获得了大陆架界限委员会(以下简称“委员会”)的批准以来，关于其划界案涉冲之鸟礁区块的争论就一直吵得沸沸扬扬，备受国际社会关注。随着委员会分别于2012年5月15日和6月3日在联合国网站上公布了委员会第29届会议主席声明和日本划界案建议摘要，日本划界案审议结果已经是明明白白，那就是委员会根本不认可日本依据冲之鸟礁主张的外大陆架。日本除了借助冲之鸟礁外，在其他主张区还混淆概念，滥用《联合国海洋法公约》相关规定，以获取本国利益最大化，但并未得到委员会认可。本文对委员会建议摘要作全文解读，以便大家全面了解日本的划界主张和委员会的审议结果。［Abstract］Since Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on April 28，2012 that Japan's submission to delimit the outer limits of its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles was approved by the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS), the part of the submission involving the region based on Oki-no-Tori Shima has been arousing controversy in the international community. Since the May 15,2012 publication of the Statement by the Chairperson on the “Progress of Work in the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf” from the 29th session of meetings and the June 3，2012 publication of the Summary of Recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in Regard to the Submission Made by Japan (hereinafter “Summary of Recommendations”)on the United Nations' website, the result of the deliberations on Japan's submission has been clear: the CLCS did not agree at all with Japan's claims of an outer continental shelf based on Oki-no-Tori Shima. In addition to its attempt to claim an outer continental shelf based on Oki-no-Tori Shima, Japan also tried to maximize its interests in other regions by confusing the issues and abusing the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. These attempts were also rejected by the CLCS. This paper gives a comprehensive analysis of the CLCS's Summary of Recommendations, so that the reader can gain a thorough understanding of Japan's delimitation claims and the results of the CLCS's consideration.