A Study on the Legal Status of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
【中文摘要】本文总结了大陆架界限委员会（以下简称“委员会”）成立以来的 基本工作，并以《联合国海洋法公约》及该委员会制定的文件为依据认为委员会是 一个监督条约执行的专家机构。依据国际法的一般原理，委员会的建议不应对当 事国产生法律拘束力，但就条约文本和实践来看这种约束力是事实存在的。委员 会的工作事关国际社会、沿海提案国和利害关系国等各方利益的平衡，因此应尽 快改善其工作方式、增强透明度和可参与性。 【Abstract】This article summarizes the fundamental work of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) since its inception, and, based on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the documents formulated by the CLCS, believes that the CLCS is an expert organization that monitors the implementation of the UNCLOS. In accordance with the general principles of international laws, suggestions made by the CLCS should not be legally binding on the State parties, though such binding force does exist in terms of UNCLOS texts and practices. The work undertaken by the CLCS concerns the balance of interest of various parties, including the international community, coastal States that make submissions, and interested nations. For this sake, the CLCS should improve its working manner and increase its transparency and accessibility as soon as possible.