Iran and the Incomplete Legal Regime of the Caspian Sea: More Than Two Decades after Fall of Soviet Union
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Caspian Sea is the biggest lake or landlocked sea in the world. In terms of international law, the Caspian is sui generis and needs an exclusive legal regime. The Caspian Sea was common Sea/Lake between Iran and The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) till collapse of Soviet Union in 1991 but after this time, three newly independent countries (Azerbaijan Republic, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan) were added to Iran and Russia as costal states. The essay will explain, outline and comment the legal cause of the problem in the new legal regime of the Caspian Sea, after twenty years of negotiations and fall of USSR by the relevant sources of the law.
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