Innocent passage is a concept in law of the sea which allows for a vessel to pass through the territorial waters of another state subject to certain restrictions. The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea defines innocent passage as:
Passage is innocent so long as it is not prejudicial to the peace, good order or security of the coastal State. Such passage shall take place in conformity with this Convention and with other rules of international law.
- United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
- Freedom of navigation
- Corfu Channel Incident
- Transit passage
- 1988 Black Sea bumping incident
- UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, Part II: Section 3 defines "innocent passage"
- Spadi, F. (2001), "The Bridge on the Strait of Messina: 'Lowering' the Right of Innocent Passage?", International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 50: 411-419.
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