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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Dispute Settlement under the Antarctic Treaty System

Donald R Rothwell

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 July 2020

Subject(s):
Environmental disputes — Marine living resources — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Negotiations and consultation

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Antarctica was the subject of significant international attention in the years following the end of the Second World War. While the Antarctic and adjacent Southern Ocean were not within the theatre of the war, German interests that had been developing in Antarctica during the 1930s could easily have seen the region become the centre of dispute subject to how the war had developed (Day, 2012, 310–30). In the post-war years, however, another scenario arose as a result of the Cold War. While in the late 1940s neither the United States nor the USSR had formally...
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