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The Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities: An Attempt to Break New Ground

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The book describes and analyses the content of the Draft Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities. This Draft Convention was, in several respects, meant to serve unique objectives. First, it had to accommodate the interests of states claiming territorial rights concerning parts of Antarctica and those objecting to such claims. Second, since the Antarctic environment is unique and fragile, the Draft Convention provides for the strictest protection of the environment, so far, in ...
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Overview

The book describes and analyses the content of the Draft Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities. This Draft Convention was, in several respects, meant to serve unique objectives. First, it had to accommodate the interests of states claiming territorial rights concerning parts of Antarctica and those objecting to such claims. Second, since the Antarctic environment is unique and fragile, the Draft Convention provides for the strictest protection of the environment, so far, in international law. Even if the Draft Convention never enters into force, which is most likely, its rules concerning the protection of the Antarctic environment, on responsibility and liability as well as on arbitration may serve as a model for the further development of international environmental law.
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I. Introduction.- II. The Negotiating History.- III. Common and Conflicting Interests of the ATCPs.- IV. The Minerals Convention.- 1. Membership.- 2. Objectives and Principles.- 3. Protection of the Antarctic Environment.- 4. Area of Application.- 5. Sovereignty and Jurisdiction.- 6. Institutional Framework.- 7. Rules Governing Mineral Resource Activities.- a) Introduction.- b) Prospecting.- c) Exploration and Development.- 8. Inspection and Monitoring.- 9. Enforcement.- a) Introduction.- b) Negotiating History.- c) Enforcement through States.- d) Enforcement through Institutions.- e) Responsibility and Liability.- f) Evaluation.- 10. Settlement of Disputes.- 11. The Reaction of the United Nations to the Negotiations on Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities.- V. CRAMRA and Beyond: Prool on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty.- Appendixes.- A 1) Final Report of the Fourth Special Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting on Antarctic Mineral Resources.- A 2) Final Act of the Fourth Special Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting on Antarctic Mineral Resources.- A 3) Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities.- B Antarctic Treaty Recommendations.- C Prool on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty..
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