Category Archives: Arctic

Remarks on the European Parliament’s proposal to ban Heavy Fuel Oils in the Arctic

By: Nelson F. Coelho PDF Version: Remarks on the European Parliament’s proposal to ban Heavy Fuel Oils in the Arctic Decision commented on: European Parliament resolution of 16 March 2017 on an integrated European Union policy for the Arctic (2016/2228(INI)). … Continue reading

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The Norwegian snow crab regime and foreign vessels – a commentary on the Juras Vilkas decision of the Øst-Finnmark District Court

By: Irene Dahl and Elise Johansen PDF Version: The Norwegian snow crab regime and foreign vessels – a commentary on the Juras Vilkas decision of the Øst-Finnmark District Court Decision Commented On: Acquittal pronounced by the District Court of Øst-Finnmark … Continue reading

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Sea-change in polar shipping: from Arctic to Antarctic Polar Code initiatives

By: Dorottya Bognar PDF Version: Sea-change in polar shipping: from Arctic to Antarctic Polar Code initiatives Meetings commented on: International Maritime Organisation, Maritime Safety Committee, 95th session, 3-12 June 2015; Maritime Safety Committee, 96th session, 11-20 May 2016; Maritime Safety … Continue reading

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The December 2015 Washington Meeting on High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean

By: Erik J. Molenaar PDF Version: The December 2015 Washington Meeting on High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean Matter commented on: The first meeting of the so-called ‘Broader Process’ on  international regulation of high seas fishing in the … Continue reading

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The Declaration Concerning the Prevention of Unregulated High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean

By: Seamus Ryder  PDF Version: The Declaration Concerning the Prevention of Unregulated High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean Matter Commented On: The Declaration concerning the Prevention of Unregulated High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean On 16 … Continue reading

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The Nuuk Meeting on Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries

By: Seamus Ryder  PDF Version: The Nuuk Meeting on Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Matter commented on: Meeting on Arctic Fisheries, Nuuk, Greenland, 24-26 February 2014 As reported in the New York Times the potential development of unregulated fisheries in the … Continue reading

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Norwegian by-catch regulations are not discriminatory

By: Irene Dahl PDF Version: Norwegian by-catch regulations are not discriminatory Case commented on: The Kiel case http://lovdata.no/dokument/HRSTR/avgjorelse/hr-2014-577-a On March 21, 2014 the Supreme Court of Norway gave judgement in the Kiel case. The background to the case is discussed … Continue reading

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Norwegian by-catch regulations alleged to violate the Svalbard Treaty

By: Tore Henriksen PDF Version: Norwegian by-catch regulations alleged to violate the Svalbard Treaty Matter commented on: The Kiel case On March 11 and 12, 2014 the Supreme Court of Norway heard a case that may have consequences for the … Continue reading

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The Arctic Sunrise Incident and the International Law of the Sea

By: Alex Oude Elferink PDF Version: The Arctic Sunrise Incident and the International Law of the Sea Decision commented on: The “Arctic Sunrise” Case (Kingdom of the Netherlands v Russian Federation, Request for the prescription of provisional measures, Order of 22 … Continue reading

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