The Polar Regions and the Development of International Law

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 13, 1996 - Law - 498 pages
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This book deals with international law in Antarctica and the Arctic. It reviews how each region is managed by the individual legal regimes, and how the special international laws developed specifically to deal with polar problems (for instance, protection of the environment) have contributed to the development of international law.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The environment and resources of the polar regions
21
Part n The legal regimes of the polar regions
51
The Antarctic Treaty System
110
The relationship between the instruments of
149
International law in the Arctic
155
Initiatives for Arctic regional cooperation
221
The polar regions and the law of the sea
261
The polar regions and resource management
303
The polar regions and international
349
Regime theory the polar regions
405
The polar regions and their relationship
429
Bibliography
459
Index
491
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About the author (1996)

Donald R. Rothwell is Professor of International Law and Head of School at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University, where he is also an ANU Public Policy Fellow. In 2006 he chaired the Sydney Panel of Independent International Legal Experts which authored the report 'Japan's Special Permit ('Scientific') Whaling under International Law', and in 2008 chaired the Canberra Panel addressing the same issue. He is Co Editor in Chief of the Australian Year Book of International Law and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law.

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