Extraterritorial crossroad

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In a country that is split into two or more non-adjacent parts, with another country in between, an extraterritorial crossroad is a strip of land that formally belongs to neither country, or with other special arrangements. Often these strips of land are to be formally administered by the United Nations.

Examples of extraterritorial crossroads include:

Extraterritorial crossroads were proposed in:

  • The 1947 UN Partition Plan of Palestine to connect the sections of the Arab state together and to connect sections of the Jewish State together

Extraterritorial crossroads can be compared to buffer zones such as the one in Cyprus. Buffer zones are legally similar, but the purpose is to separate two countries, rather than to facilitate movement.

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