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The Antarctic Treaty system: what's on the horizon?


Jabour, J, The Antarctic Treaty system: what's on the horizon?, Yearbook of Polar Law, 4, (1) pp. 709-722. ISSN 1876-8814 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Koninklijke Brill NV

DOI: doi:10.1163/22116427-91000110


Antarctic commentary is usually full of superlatives when describing so years of the Antarctic Treaty and the subsequent system that was developed by its Parties. Primarily this is because the Antarctic Treaty itself has lasted so long, and appears to be robust and enduring. This short paper looks at what is on the horizon for the Parties to the various instruments of the Antarctic Treaty System - the Antarctic Treaty and its Protocol on Environmental Protection, and the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. It identifies a number of key areas of concern that will challenge the Parties' ability to maintain the successful status quo of today and meet the future with confidence. The future, characterised by the changing climate, will test the Parties in a number of crucial ways, including bringing into question their long-held principles of diplomacy and consensus decision-making.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Antarctic Treaty, CCAMLR, Protocol on Environmental Protection
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Jabour, J (Dr Julia Jabour)
ID Code:110537
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2016-08-01
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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