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of the United Kingdom was seeking reparations for the injury and death of His Majesty’s sailors as well as for the damage to His Majesty’s ships. The Albanian government then argued that theyhad the right to “regulate the passage of foreign warships through its territorial waters.”1“Territorial sea baselinemeans the line defining the shoreward extent of the territorial sea of the United States drawn according to the principles, as recognized by the United States, of the Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, 15 U.S.T. 1606, and the 1982 UnitedNations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 21 I.L.M. 1261. Normally, the territorial sea baselineis the mean low water line along the coast of the United States.”2The territorial baseline mixed with the right of passage means to me that a nation has not only the job but the obligation to protect their territorial waters and their coastline. There are quite a few things outlined in Article 19 which talk about innocent passage. The part
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Law, territorial sea, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, albanian government