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Developing an Iranian Antarctic science roadmap: a legal and policy outlook


Madani, ZE and Jabour, J, Developing an Iranian Antarctic science roadmap: a legal and policy outlook, Yearbook of Polar Law, 10 pp. 435-454. ISSN 1876-8814 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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The Antarctic offers unique opportunities to scientists in many disciplines for improving understanding of regional and global conditions. The governing Antarctic Treaty has 53 State Parties, many of which do not have geographical proximity to the continent. However, the importance of various disciplines of science and many other factors, urge them to participate in the Antarctic scientific activities. Therefore, it is not surprising that Iran is considering participation in Antarctic scientific research, and it has now set processes in motion to join these states in their endeavour to undertake research in Antarctica and contribute to its governance. Iran will develop a strategic plan prior to the commencement of its Antarctic activities, outlining its vision and objectives of an Antarctic program, as well as the financial and logistical implications, and is currently undertaking preparatory work that will culminate in the drafting of an Antarctic strategic plan. In doing so, the authors examined a number of factors including ones that could be identified in Antarctic law and policy as influencing the status and development of the existing Antarctic regime, the recent Antarctic Treaty States’ accession processes and strategies, the express or implied motivations for States to join the Antarctic Treaty, and generally the Antarctic Treaty System, all of which can be reached based on the aforementioned examination that can be incorporated in an Iranian Antarctic science roadmap.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Iran, accession, Antarctic Treaty, SCOR
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:International criminal law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International relations not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jabour, J (Dr Julia Jabour)
ID Code:130867
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2019-02-18
Last Modified:2019-03-15

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