Antarctic Treaty system: achievements and prospects
Daya-Winterbottom, T. (2019). Antarctic Treaty system: achievements and prospects. Presented at the 12th Polar Law Symposium,, IMAS, Hobart, Tasmania.
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The Antarctic Treaty 1959 has now been in place for 60 years and is regarded by informed commentators as one of the most successful multi-party international treaty systems. This paper provides an opportunity to look back and take stock of previous success, and more importantly, an opportunity to assess the future prospects of the treaty system. New Zealand has played a key role in the Antarctic Treaty system and has had a long involvement with Antarctica since accepting the transfer of sovereignty over the Ross Dependency in 1923. This paper therefore focuses on the effectiveness of the Antarctic Treaty system through a New Zealand lens.
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