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Tripoint issues arise in maritime boundary delimitation where the maritime areas of three coastal states converge and overlap. Where this trilateral geographic relationship exists, so to does the potential for a tripoint at which three bilateral maritime boundaries could intersect. How should the endpoint(s) of the bilateral boundary be defined in light of possible third party interests? The goal of this report is to provide boundary practitioners with some answers to that question based on the maritime boundary delimitation practice of states, the International Court of Justice, and maritime boundary tribunals.

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