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Antarctic Treaty

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Antarctica is an island continent some 15·5m. sq. km in area which lies almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle. Its surface is composed of an ice sheet over rock, and it is uninhabited except for research and other workers in the course of duty. It is in general ownerless: for countries with territorial claims, see ARGENTINA; AUSTRALIA: Australian Antarctic Territory; CHILE; FRANCE: Southern and Antarctic Territories; NEW ZEALAND: Ross Dependency; NORWAY: Queen Maud Land; UNITED KINGDOM: British Antarctic Territory.

Keywords

United Nations Framework Convention Island Continent Territorial Claim Antarctic Treaty Vote Party 
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Further Reading

  1. Elliott, L. M., International Environmental Politics: Protecting the Antarctic. 1994CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009

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  • Barry Turner

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