Category Archives: Arctic

A global treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction: threat or opportunity for Arctic Ocean governance?

By: Christian Prip PDF version: http://site.uit.no/jclos/files/2018/11/JCLOS-Blog_A-global-treaty-on-the-conservation-and-sustainable-use-of-marine-biodiversity-of-areas-beyond-national-jurisdiction.pdf Matter commented on: First session of Intergovernmental conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological … Continue reading

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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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