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La conservation et la gestion des ressources de l’Antarctique (Volume 260)

(64,963 words)

Author(s): Francioni, Francesco
Francioni, Francesco Keywords: Antarctica | Natural resources | Environmental protection | Mots clefs: Antarctique | Ressources naturelles | Protection de la nature et de l environnement | ABSTRACT Over the past twenty years the legal system of the Antarctic has undergone a remarkable evolution. At the same time, the originating instrument, the treaty of Washington of 1959, has not undergone any modifications. Francesco Francesconi, Professor at the University or Sienna, starts his course by presenting the Treaty, and inte…

The Antarctic System (Volume 139)

(27,716 words)

Author(s): E. Guyer, Roberto
E. Guyer, Roberto Keywords: Antarctica | Treaties | Mots clefs: Antarctique | Traité | ABSTRACT Roberto Guyer points out that the Antarctic system has two interesting aspects. First, the era (1973) of rapid change, and second, the ordinary rules of international law, which usually target regions in which the climate allows the settlement of human beings, are difficult to apply to Antarctica. The author, after a presentation of the main legal and scientific aspects of the issues, first examines the Antarctic Treaty System. He focuses on Antarctic Consultative Meetings and then on the application of the Treaty. Finally, he discusses the issue of activities not covered by the treaty, and then the activities of third party in Ant…