Current Legal Developments The Barents Sea

Current Legal Developments The Barents Sea © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157180811X541422 The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 26 (2011) 151–168 brill.nl/estu THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARINE AND COASTAL LAW Current Legal Developments The Barents Sea Treaty between Norway and the Russian Federation concerning Maritime Delimitation and Cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean Introduction On 15 September 2010, Norway and the Russian Federation signed the Treaty Concerning Maritime Delimitation and Cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean (hereinafter the Treaty). 1 The Treaty applies to Norway’s and Russia’s respective exclusive economic zones (in addition to the Fisheries Pro- tection Zone around Svalbard) and the continental shelf within and beyond 200 nautical miles. This note puts the Treaty into context, and discusses its key features, as it pertains to delimiting the maritime boundary between Nor- way and Russia in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Background The Norwegian authorities first approached the USSR with a view to resolv- ing the issue of the delimitation of the continental shelf in the Barents Sea in 1967. 2 Formal negotiations began in 1974. From the start, the Parties held different opinions on where the demarcation line should lie. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law Brill

Current Legal Developments The Barents Sea

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Brill
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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0927-3522
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1571-8085
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10.1163/157180811X541422
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157180811X541422 The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 26 (2011) 151–168 brill.nl/estu THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARINE AND COASTAL LAW Current Legal Developments The Barents Sea Treaty between Norway and the Russian Federation concerning Maritime Delimitation and Cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean Introduction On 15 September 2010, Norway and the Russian Federation signed the Treaty Concerning Maritime Delimitation and Cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean (hereinafter the Treaty). 1 The Treaty applies to Norway’s and Russia’s respective exclusive economic zones (in addition to the Fisheries Pro- tection Zone around Svalbard) and the continental shelf within and beyond 200 nautical miles. This note puts the Treaty into context, and discusses its key features, as it pertains to delimiting the maritime boundary between Nor- way and Russia in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Background The Norwegian authorities first approached the USSR with a view to resolv- ing the issue of the delimitation of the continental shelf in the Barents Sea in 1967. 2 Formal negotiations began in 1974. From the start, the Parties held different opinions on where the demarcation line should lie.

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