The Arctic in international law and policy

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The Arctic in international law and policy
Non IUCN Publication

The Arctic is an increasingly important region faced with major challenges caused not only by the effects of climate change, but also by a growing interest in its living and non-living resources, its attraction as a new destination for tourism, and as a route for navigation. It is not only the eight Arctic States that have paid an increased level of attention to the region; several non-Arctic actors from Asia and Europe also seek to gain more influence in the High North. At the same time, the evolving law and policy architecture for the Arctic region has recently played a more prominent role in the political and academic debate. Unlike Antarctica, where the coherent Antarctic Treaty System governs international cooperation, the legal regime of Arctic affairs is based on public international law, domestic law, and 'soft law'. These three pillars intersect and interact making Arctic governance multi-faceted and highly complex.This book provides an analytical introduction, a chronology of legally relevant events, and a selection of essential materials covering a wide range of issues-eg delineation and delimitation of maritime boundaries, environmental protection, indigenous peoples' rights, shipping, and fisheries. Included are multilateral and bilateral treaties, UN documents, official statements, informal instruments, domestic laws, and diplomatic correspondence.

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PART 1: ARCTIC POLICY Arctic Coastal States Other Arctic States Non-Arctic States and other Actors PART 2: ARCTIC COOPERATION Multilateral Cooperation Bilateral Cooperation PART 3: MARITIME ZONES-LAW OF THE SEA RELATED LEGISLATION OF THE ARCTIC COASTAL STATES Canada Denmark (including Greenland and Faroe Islands) Norway (including Jan Mayen Island)Russian Federation United States PART 4: DELIMITATION AGREEMENTS Norway-USSR/Russian Federation Denmark (Greenland)-Iceland-Norway (Jan Mayen) Denmark (Faroe Islands)-Iceland-Norway Denmark (Greenland)-Canada Denmark (Greenland)-Iceland Denmark (Greenland)-Norway (Svalbard) United States-USSR/Russian Federation PART 5: NATIONAL SUBMISSIONS TO THE COMMISSION ON THE LIMITS OF THE CONTINENTAL SHELF CONCERNING ARCTIC TERRITORIAL CLAIMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Russian Federation Denmark Norway Canada PART 6: ARCTIC SHIPPING PART 7: ARCTIC FISHERIES International Agreements Policy Documents and National Instruments PART 8: PROTECTION OF THE ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT International Instruments Miscellaneous Policy Documents and National Instruments PART 9: PROTECTION OF ARCTIC INDIGENOUS PEOPLES International (Draft) Treaties Policy Documents PART 10: ARCTIC DISPUTES Northwest Passage Northern Sea Route Svalbard Archipelago [Spitsbergen] Hans Island Sverdrup Islands Bering Sea Beaufort Sea

Oxford : Hart Publishing, 2017
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clxxxix, 1484p.
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Record created: 2018/01/12
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