Maritime Delimitation in the Arctic: The Barents Sea Treaty
Ocean Development & International Law, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 1-21
22 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2012
Date Written: February 1, 2011
During a visit to Norway by the Russian president in the spring of 2010, the president and the Norwegian prime minister surprisingly announced agreement on a delimitation line in the Barents Sea ending almost 40 years of negotiations. The agreement was signed in Murmansk on 15 September 2010. This article presents the background of the dispute and undertakes an assessment of the agreement and its implications for the Barents Sea, Svalbard, and other Arctic maritime delimitations.
Keywords: Barents Sea, delimitation, Norway, Russia
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