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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Arctic Sunrise Cases (Netherlands v Russia)

Maximilian Stützel, Silja Vöneky

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 January 2023

Detention — Compensation — Coastal states — Exclusive economic zone — Hot pursuit — Flag state — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea)

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The Arctic Sunrise cases dealt with a dispute between the Kingdom of the Netherlands (‘Netherlands’) and the Russian Federation (‘Russia’; Russia). The dispute concerned the boarding of the Arctic Sunrise in the Pechora Sea located within the exclusive economic zone (‘EEZ’) of Russia in September 2013, and the subsequent detention of both the ship and the individuals on board by Russia. The Arctic Sunrise is a vessel that flies the flag of the Netherlands (Flag of Ships) and is chartered and operated by the non-governmental organization (‘NGO’) Greenpeace...
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