Palau, 4. November 2008 : Festlegung der Hoheitsgewässer

Gebiet Palau
Stellung unabhängiger Staat
Datum 4. November 2008
Vorlage Festlegung der Hoheitsgewässer
Abstimmungstyp Obligatorisches Referendum → durch Verfassungsrat → bindend → Stufe: Verfassung → Partialrevision
Ergebnis angenommen
Stimmberechtigte 14'196
Stimmbeteiligung ------ %
Stimmen ausser Betracht ---
Gültige Stimmen 9'013
Ja-Stimmen 7'33181,33 %
Nein-Stimmen 1'68218,67 %
Annehmende Staaten 16
Verwerfende Staaten 0
Bemerkungen Siehe Vorlage 1

Ja in allen Staaten: Kayangel, Ngarchelong, Ngaraard, Ngiwal, Melekeok, Ngchesar, Airai, Aimeliik, Ngatpang, Ngaremlengui, Ngardmau, Koror, Peleliu, Angaur, Sonsorol, Hatohobei.

Abstimmungstext:
Constitutional Proposal No. 2-280
A CONSTITUTIONAL PROPOSAL
To amend Article I, Section 1 and 2 of the Constitution.
RESOLVED, that the following be agreed upon as part of the Palau Constitution.
Section 1. Amendments. Article l, Sections 1 and 2 of the Constitution are hereby amended to read as follows:
"Section 1. (a) The Republic of Palau shall have jurisdiction and sovereignty over its territory which consist of all the islands, atolls, reefs, and shoals that have traditionally been in of the Palauan archipelago including Ngeruangel reef and Kayangel island in the north and Hatohobei Island (Tobi Island) and Hocharihie (Helen's reef) in the south and all land areas adjacent and in between, and also, consist of the internal waters and archipelagic waters within these land areas, the territorial waters around these land areas, and the air space above theser lands and water areas, extending to a two hundred (200) nautical miles exclusive economic zone, unless otherwise delimited by bilateral agreement or as may be limited or extended under international law, from a straight archipelagic baseline, the seabed, subsoil, water column insular shelves, and airspace over land and water unless limited by international treaty obligations assemble by Palau."
(b) the straight archipelagic baselines, from which the breadths of marine zones are measured for Palauan Archipelago, shall drawn from the northernmost point of Ngeruangel Reef, thence east to the northernmost point of Kayangel Island and around the island to its easternmost point, south to the easternmost point of the Babeldaob barrier reef, south to the easternmost point of Anguar Island and then around the island to its westernmost point, thence north to the westernmost point of Ngeruangel Reef and then around the reef to the point of origin. The normal baselines, from which the breaths of maritime zones for the Southwest islands are measured shall be drawn around the islands of Fanna, Sonsorol (Dongosaro), Pulo Anna and Merir, and the Island of Hatohobei (Tobi Island), including Hocharihic (Helen's Reef).Helen's Reef, west from the southernmost point of Helen's Reef to the easternmost point of Tobi Island and then around the island to its westernmost point, north to the westernmost point of Fanna Island, and north to the westernmost point of Ngeruangel Reef and then around the reef to the point of origin.
Section 2. (a) The Republic of Palau shall have exclusive ownership and shall exercise its sovereign rights to conserve, develop, exploit, explore, and manage at a sustainable manner all living and non-living resources within its exclusive economic zone and its continental shelf in accordance with applicable treaties, international law and practices. The Republic of Palau shall have exclusive ownership and sovereign jurisdiction over all mineral resources in the seabed, subsoil, water column and insular shelves within its continental self.
(b) Each state shall have exclusive ownership of all living and non-living resources except highly migratory fish from the land towithin the twelve (12) nautical mile territorial sea: seaward through the traditional baselines: provided, however, that traditional fishing rights and practices shall not be impaired."

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