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July 23rd, 2014
Bangladesh Gains Sea Access with Law of the Sea Decision

The settlement of longstanding maritime boundary dispute between India and Bangladesh ushers a new horizon in the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Both the countries have hailed the findings of the Arbitral Tribunal and indicated their willingness to comply with the outcome. The Hague based Tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III) on 7 July 2014 awards 4/5th of the disputed sea zones in favour of Bangladesh (19,467 sq/km). The decision saves Bangladesh from being a sea locked country by Myanmar and India from both the sides. Read more in The Daily Star