New Zealand's Claims in the Antarctic

"New Zealand's Claims in the Antarctic" (1957), 33 New Zealand Law Journal 38

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Richardson Paper No. 75

6 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2013 Last revised: 20 Feb 2015

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Ivor Richardson

Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Law (Deceased)

Date Written: 1957

Abstract

Firstly, this article lays out the general principles of law relating to acquisition and sovereignty. It then discusses whether the climatic and geographical features of the Polar Regions should be taken into account when applying these principles in these areas. Focusing on New Zealand's claim to the Ross Dependency, the article then explores to what extent occupation, possession and control must be present for such a claim to sovereignty over an area of Antarctica to be valid.

Keywords: Acquisition of Sovereignty, Antarctica, New Zealand's Claim to the Ross Dependency, International Law

JEL Classification: K30, K33

Suggested Citation

Richardson, Ivor, New Zealand's Claims in the Antarctic (1957). "New Zealand's Claims in the Antarctic" (1957), 33 New Zealand Law Journal 38; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Richardson Paper No. 75. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2257655

Ivor Richardson (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Law (Deceased)

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