Antarctica in International Law (Documents in International Law)

Antarctica in International Law (Documents in International Law)

By: Tim Stephens (editor), Ben Saul (editor)Paperback

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Antarctica, one of the world's last great wildernesses, presents special challenges for international law. Fears that Antarctica would become a front in the Cold War catalysed agreement on the 1959 Antarctic Treaty which neither legitimised nor challenged the existing sovereign claims to the continent. The unique Antarctic Treaty System has provided the foundation for peaceful, harmonious and effective governance. There are, however, new anxieties about the frozen continent and the Southern Ocean. Antarctica already feels the effects of climate change and ocean acidification. Claimant states assert rights to the Antarctic continental shelf and interest in Antarctic resources grows. Tourism brings new environmental and safety risks. China and other powers are increasing their activities, with some questioning the consensus of the 'Antarctic club'. Security concerns are increasingly discussed, despite Antarctica's dedication to peaceful purposes. This book brings together the main primary international materials concerning the regulation and governance of Antarctica, including multilateral and bilateral treaties, United Nations materials, 'soft laws' and judicial decisions. It covers the spectrum of Antarctic issues from environmental protection to scientific cooperation to tourism. As it shows, Antarctic law has constantly adapted to meet new challenges and is a sophisticated, inclusive, dynamic and responsive regime.

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Ben Saul is Professor of International Law and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney. Tim Stephens is Professor of International Law and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney.


PART 1: International Instruments of the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) Other International Instruments of the ATS PART 2: Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty PART 3: Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCM) (1963-2013) Other Selected ATCM Instruments Other ATCM Materials PART 4: Committee for Environmental Protection under the 1991 Protocol (CEP) Selected ATCM Instruments Related to CEP Issues PART 5: Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources under the 1980 Convention (CCAMLR) Conservation Measures in Force 2013-2014 Category 10 - Compliance Category 11 - Notifications Category 22 - Gear Regulations Category 23 - Data Reporting Category 24 - Research and Experiments Category 25 - Minimisation of Incidental Mortality Category 26 - Environmental Protection Category 31 - General Measures Category 32 - Fishing Seasons, Closed Areas and Prohibition of Fishing Category 33 - By-catch Limits Category 91 - Protected Areas PART 6: Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) PART 7: Other International Instruments Relevant to Antarctica Treaties Other Instruments PART 8: United Nations General Assembly Resolutions PART 9: Other United Nations Documents PART 10: Judicial Proceedings A. International Cases B. Domestic Cases Part 11: National Submissions to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLSC) concerning Antarctic Territorial Claims Australia New Zealand United Kingdom France Argentina Norway Part 12: Bilateral Agreements

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  • publication date: 26/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781849467315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1136
  • ID: 9781849467315
  • weight: 1656
  • ISBN10: 1849467315

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