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1999 (December 13)
Official Gazette No. 43815 of December 14, 1999
Through which the Maritime Delimitation Treaty between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of approving Honduras, signed in San Andrés on 2 August 1986. Summary
THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA,
having regard to the text of the "Treaty on Maritime Delimitation between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Honduras", signed in San Andrés on 2 August 1986.
(To be transcribed : photocopy of the full text of that instrument) is attached.
MARITIME DELIMITATION TREATY BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF HONDURAS THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA AND
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HONDURAS
Reaffirming the ties of friendship that govern relations between the two nations and aware of the need to establish the maritime boundary between the two States;
I have resolved to conclude a treaty and for that purpose have designated as their plenipotentiaries:
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Colombia, Dr. Augusto Ramirez Ocampo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Honduras, Mr. attorney Carlos Lopez Contreras, Secretary of Foreign Affairs,
Those who have agreed as follows: ARTICLE 1o
. The maritime border between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Honduras consists of geodetic lines connecting the points located at the following coordinates: Point
No. 1 Lat. The 14th. 59 '08 "N Long. 82th. 00' 00" W
No. 2 Lat. The 14th. 59 '08 "N Long. 79th. 56' 00" W
No. 3 Lat. 15th. 30 '10 "N Long. 79th. 56' 00" W
No. 4 Lat. 15th. 46 '00 "N Long. 80o. 03' 55" W
No. 5 Lat. 15th. 58 '40 "N Long. 79th. 56' 40" W
Between points 4 and 5 the maritime boundary shall be constituted by an arc of a circle whose radius is measured from a point located in the 15th coordinates. 47 '50 "N and 79th. 51' 20" W.
No. 6 Lat. The 16th. 04 '15 "N Long. 79th. 50' 32" W
From the above point, the maritime border will continue east along the 16th parallel. 04 '15 "N, as far as the delimitation should be done with a third State.
The agreed sea border states, for purposes of illustration only, in the Nautical Chart number 28000, published by the Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic / Topographic Center , Washinton DC, 74th, March 30, 1985 which was signed by the plenipotentiaries, is appended to this Treaty, it being understood that, in any case, prevail under it.
ARTICLE 2o. the delimitation stated in the previous article does not prejudge the drawing of maritime boundaries that are established or that may be established in the future between any of the Contracting Parties and third countries, provided that the layout does not affect the jurisdiction granted to the other contracting party for the this instrument.
the 3rd ARTICLE. the deposit or deposit of oil or natural gas that extends to one side of the established line will be exploited in such a way that the distribution of the volumes of resource is removed of said reservoir or container, is proportional to the volume thereof which is located respectively on either side of said line.
ARTICLE 4. Any difference that arises between the Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation and application of this Treaty shall be resolved by means of peaceful settlement established in international law.
The 5th ITEM. This Treaty shall be submitted for approval to the constitutional procedures required in each of the Contracting Parties and shall enter into force upon the exchange of instruments of ratification.
This Treaty is signed in duplicate, both texts being equally authentic, attest, today two (2) August in 1986 (1986) in San Andres, San Andres Archipelago, Republic of Colombia. Colombia
By Augusto Ramírez Ocampo,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia.
CARLOS LOPEZ CONTRERAS,
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Honduras. RAMA
PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, ..
Approved. Submit to the consideration of the honorable National Congress for constitutional purposes.
Andres Pastrana Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) Guillermo Fernandez de Soto. DECREES
ARTICLE 1o. Approval of the "Maritime Delimitation Treaty between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Honduras", signed in San Andrés on August 2, 1986.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1. 7a Act. 1944, the "Treaty on Maritime Delimitation between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Honduras", signed in San Andrés on August 2, 1986, that the first article of this law is passed, will force the country from date the international link is perfect therefrom.
ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate,
MIGUEL VIDAL PINEDO.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate of the Republic, Manuel Enríquez Rosero
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
ARMANDO RAMOS Pomarico.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
GUSTAVO BUSTAMANTE Moratto.
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
communicated and published. Run
prior review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on 13 December 1999.
Andres Pastrana Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Guillermo Fernandez de Soto.
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