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Buffer Zone

In political science, an area between two antagonists that is put in place so they do not attack each other. A famous example of a buffer zone is the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. Occasionally, the buffer zone is a third country.

buffer zone

(1) A transitional area between two areas of different zoning or characteristic land use.

(2) Green space or other open or natural areas providing privacy and noise pollution control for a subdivision.

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Chandler said of the effort to adopt a more enforceable buffer zone.
Meanwhile in the illegal settlements of Ateret, north of Ramallah, Pnei Hever, east of Hebron, Nahliel, northwest of Ramallah, and Kiryat Arba, on the outskirts of Hebron city, buffer zone lands are being cultivated by Israeli settlers, while in Kiryat Arba, prefabricated buildings were set up in the security zone.
Each government gives a commitment letter to the United States government regarding non-exploration/exploitation in its respective buffer zone," the proposal said.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had the answer in his buffer zone concurring opinion: "Today's opinion carries forward this Court's practice of giving abortion-rights advocates a pass when it comes to suppressing the free-speech rights of their opponents.
The idea of a buffer zone is critically important for Turkey, too.
The grant, spread over three years, will pay for an experienced trapper to work on land within the buffer zone owned by a local farmer.
He also blamed the state governments for the delay in notifying the buffer zones.
A working party, consisting of residents and community councillors, has compiled a DVD recording the concerns of the constituents who live on and use these roads and who believe, along with many other residents, that a 40mph buffer zone further out of the village should be implemented by the Welsh Assembly Government and Wrexham County Borough Council.
The council must be careful to not be overly restrictive when it adopts buffer zones or it could find its ordinance legitimately accused of limiting access to medical marijuana.
We can confirm that from the so-called buffer zones the withdrawal is complete," Shota Utiashvili, a Georgian interior ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
Asked where she stood now on the issue of buffer zones, she said, "During the One Wales negotiations between Plaid and Labour, we put forward a proposal that every opencast application should have a health impact assessment.
The buffer zones will be approximately ten kilometres wide and will involve around 5,000 horses being vaccinated twice within 14 days.