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Svalbard Treaty from terra nullius to Norwegian sovereignty by Geir Ulfstein

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Published by Scandinavian University Press in Oslo, Boston .
Written in English



  • Svalbard (Norway)


  • Svalbard Treaty (1920),
  • Svalbard (Norway) -- International status

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Edition Notes

Other titlesSvalbard Treaty (1920)
StatementGeir Ulfstein.
LC ClassificationsJX4084.S94 U43 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination572 p. :
Number of Pages572
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL538224M
ISBN 108200227138
LC Control Number96116692

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  On 9 February , years had passed since the adoption of the Svalbard Treaty at the Paris Peace Conference. This book focuses on the key questions of international law related to the Svalbard Treaty, and emphasizes areas where the treaty system may face new challenges in the future. The book is published by Fagbokforlaget. 47 rows  The Svalbard Treaty (originally the Spitsbergen Treaty) recognises the sovereignty of Location: Paris, France. New books: on the Law of the Sea and the Svalbard Treaty FNI is launching two new books, both related to international law, and both edited by FNI’s Senior Research Fellow, Øystein Jensen. This paper aims to examine China’s engagement with the Svalbard Treaty over the past hundred years. It first provides an overview of China’s involvement of the Svalbard Treaty as part of the post-World War I international order. The paper then discusses China’s current expansion in the Arctic, including in the Svalbard Archipelago.

  Professor Geir Ulfstein, who wrote a book about the Svalbard Treaty, believes the Treaty will be valid in the future too, both as a legal tool as well as in difficult and highly topical political debates. “What the Treaty will contribute with today and tomorrow is as important as what it has historically contributed to. In , the treaty came into force and was included in Norwegian law. The “Svalbard law” (this is where the term “Svalbard” came in) came into force on 14 August This day is considered Svalbard’s national day in Longyearbyen. But Spitsbergen did not become a part of .   The Treaty’s contents aside, like Trump would always do with international agreements, Svalbard satisfies every criteria in the book that has made Trump vie for Greenland and Iceland: Svalbard’s strategic location, its rich resources, Russians have been there for a long time already and have even reopened the formerly shutdown town of Pyramiden.   Svalbard is a Norwegian territory; therefore, the North Atlantic Treaty (which established NATO) applies to the archipelago. In peacetime, there can be no military bases in Svalbard.

STATUS OF SPITSBERGEN (SVALBARD) Treatysigned atParisFebruary9,, with annex Senate advice andconsent to ratification Febru Ratifiedbythe President ofthe UnitedStatesMarch4, Ratification ofthe UnitedStates deposited at Paris April2, The present Treaty, of which the French and English texts are both au­. Svalbard in books: A hunter in the wilds of Svalbard is a book by Sverre Jaril and Julie Knarvik about the Norwegian trapper Tommy Sandal. It illustrates and describes the extraordinary life of a modern trapper in Svalbard. A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter a female painter from Austria, who travelled to Svalbard in the 30’s to.   This happened finally on 14 August , when the “Svalbard law” (Svalbardloven) came into force in Norway, turning the treaty into national law. The treaty is still in force. There are some disputes regarding the use of marine resources (fishing, oil, gas, other mineral resources) outside the 12 mile zone, but within the mile zone. The Svalbard Treaty is one of the few parts of the agreements reached at Versailles that still have practical significance.