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

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Geir Ulfstein

Faculty of Law, University of Oslo; Pluricourts

Tore Henriksen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 1, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ulfstein, Geir and Henriksen, Tore, Maritime Delimitation in the Arctic: The Barents Sea Treaty (February 1, 2011). Ocean Development & International Law, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 1-21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1937573

Geir Ulfstein (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law, University of Oslo ( email )

PO Box 6706 St Olavsplass
Oslo, 0130
Norway

Pluricourts

Norway

Tore Henriksen

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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