The Egyptian-Saudi Agreement on Tiran & Sanafir

The transfer by Egypt to Saudi Arabia of sovereignty over two strategic islands located in the Strait of Tiran, at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba, by means of a bilateral agreement signed on 8 April 2016, has attracted much attention in the Middle East. This step by Saudi Arabia to further assert its strategic interests in the Red Sea region has a number of international legal implications, as regards in particular maritime security and pending maritime delimitations in the area.

The authors present the following briefing on this subject in connection with the London Centre of International Law Practice:

http://www.lcilp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CILMB-Brief-April-2016-Egypt-Saudi-Arabia-Agreement-on-Tiran-and-San....pdf

 CREDIT: IMAGE BY NASA/astronaut Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station, Wikimedia Commons at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Satellite_pictures_of_the_Sinai_Peninsula?uselang=fr#/media/File:ISS035-E-007148_ Nile_-_Sinai_-_Dead_Sea_-_Wide_Angle_View_(cropped).jpg.

CREDIT: IMAGE BY NASA/astronaut Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station, Wikimedia Commons at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Satellite_pictures_of_the_Sinai_Peninsula?uselang=fr#/media/File:ISS035-E-007148_ Nile_-_Sinai_-_Dead_Sea_-_Wide_Angle_View_(cropped).jpg.