Innocent Passage

Sociology | Mercantile Law | International Law | International Relations

International law where on one hand checks the free movements of ships within the territorial waters at the same time it ensures innocence passage to remove any sort of encumbrances in inter-state trade. Territorial waters can be utilized by the ships which want innocent passage and carry nothing objectionable. But such ships are bound to ask permission from the state that controls those particular territorial waters. State is bound to permit the applicant and it can specify a reasonable corridor for the ship to cross.