This book analyzes the legal regime of the exploitation of the mineral resources in the Antarctic. Therefore, it elaborates on the development of the Antarctic Treaty and the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS). The author examines the history and influence of the Convention for the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities (CRAMRA), which purpose it is to prohibit unregulated mineral resource activities in Antarctica, and its provisions are extremely strict with the aim of environmental protection. Through analyzing and comparing the CRAMRA and the 1991 Environmental Protocol, the book concludes that it is not beyond credulity to imagine that a new round of discussion on Antarctic mineral exploration will be held in the near future.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Runyu Wang studied Law at the Qingdao University, China. She got a Master’s degree in International Law at the Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing, China, while graduating at the Bucerius Law School with a degree of Master in Law and Business in Hamburg, Germany. Hereafter she worked at the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Maritime Affairs for her PhD in Hamburg, Germany.
Table of Contents
The Antarctic Treaty – Sovereignty Claims of seven States – The Antarctic Treaty and Antarctic Treaty System – Antarctic Mineral Resource Regime – Protection of Environment and Mineral Resource Activities – Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities (CRAMRA) · A Dead Convention? – Critiques and Merits of CRAMRA – CRAMRA and the environmental Protocol – Influence of CRAMRA on the International Seabed Authority – Protection of the Antarctic Environment and Ecosystem – Management of Antarctic Living Resources before the Protocol – International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling – Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and Flora – Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals – Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources – The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty – Exploitation of Antarctic ice