Antarctic Mineral Exploitation: The Emerging Legal Framework by Francisco Orrego Vicuna

By Francisco Orrego Vicuna

The process of foreign co-operation within the Antarctic has been evolving speedily because the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959. Inextricably associated with this co-operation is the query of the rational administration of Antarctic assets. during this booklet Professor Orrego Vicuna examines intensive the criminal framework - the Antarctic Treaty, sovereignty, jurisdiction and the legislation of the ocean - because it pertains to the exploitation of Antarctic minerals. this is often quickly turning into a dwell factor with the ever-growing strength for the improvement of those assets. the 1st a part of the publication examines the most features of the foreign felony framework governing the co-operation of states in Antarctica, fairly when it comes to source conservation. in contrast history, within the moment a part of the booklet, the regime for mineral assets is mentioned in enough element to spot the fundamental concerns and pursuits that have to be accommodated with a purpose to reach a suitable conference. the ultimate a part of the ebook considers the $64000 set of questions raised via the curiosity of the area neighborhood at huge within the Antarctic: most importantly, the projects touching on a broader foreign participation less than the auspices of the United countries.

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C. L. , Vol. 33,1984,726-736. Enrique Ferrer Vieyra: Las islas Malvinasy el derecho international, 1984. On the relationship of this dispute to Antarctica, Russell W. MacKechnie Jr: 'Sovereignty in Antarctica: the Anglo-Argentine dispute', Comment, Sy. , Vol. 5,1977,119-148. F. M. Auburn: 'The Falkland Islands Dispute and Antarctica', Marine Policy Reports, Vol. 5, N° 3, December 1982,1-4. D. W. H. Walton: 'The first South Georgia leases: Compania Argentina de Pesca and the South Georgia Exploring Company Limited', Pol.

Kamae Taijudo: 'Japan and the problems of sovereignty over the polar regions', Jap. ,N°3,1959,12-17, at 15. International Court of Justice: Pleadings, Antarctica Cases (United Kingdom v. Argentina; United Kingdom v. Chile), 1955. Statement of the Foreign Office of January 18,1949, in Whiteman, op. , note 59 supra, at 1238. See also David Winston Heron: 'Antarctic Claims', For. Af, Vol. 32,1953-1954, 661-667. J. S. , Vol. 28,1934, 117-119, at 119. T. E. M. McKitterick: 'The validity of territorial and other claims in polar regions',/.

This development of the system and its changing nature has to be borne in mind in the study of the legal developments referring more specifically to the mineral resources regime. Chapter 1 Notes 1. Eleanor Honnymill: The Challenge of Antarctica, 1984. Sir Vivian Fuchs: Of Ice and Men, 1982. Ian Cameron: Exploring Antarctica, 1984. See also American Geographical Society: Antarctic Maps and Surveys 1900-1964, Antarctic Map Folio Series, Folio 3,1965. 2. Laurence M. Gould: 'Emergence of Antarctica: The Mythical Land', Sci.

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