Abstract

Currently the Caspian is simple described as the world's biggest enclosed body of salt water. The five littoral states of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Iran, have not come to an agreement in regards to the legal status of the Caspian, which means it is not considered to be a lake or a sea. This incident can be explained by the legal consequences of claiming the Caspian as an International Lake or Sea. As one could assume, this two statuses greatly differ in regards to their legal structures. It is of the utmost importance to not that the various national interests of the littoral states prevent them from reaching a concrete compromise on this issue. Yet a third legal definition with the potential of ending the dispute over the Caspian has for many years overlooked. The name of this official status if called the Condominium and it supports the common usage of the Caspian Sea by all littoral states. Unfortunately no littoral state has shown any sympathy for this proposal. Perhaps then it is clear that none of these legal regimes are capable of producing an adequate solution to this conflict unless the problem is observed from unconventional means.

Thesis Completion

2008

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Sadri, Houman A.

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Sciences

Degree Program

Political Science

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences;Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic

Format

PDF

Identifier

LD1772.F96T45 2008 no.38

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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