Antarctic Treaty

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Antarctic Treaty

An international agreement (1959) to ensure the peaceful use of Antarctica and ban waste dumping and nuclear testing.
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For the purposes of the Antarctic treaty system, Antarctica is defined as all of the land and ice shelves south of 60degS latitude.
SCAR was thus well positioned to advise the Antarctic Treaty System administration on science matters.
Managing the Frozen South: The Creation and Evolution of the Antarctic Treaty System. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Antarctic Treaty System, supra note 72 (listing legal agreements agreed upon by Consultative parties); supra notes 84-85 and accompanying text (explaining Madrid Protocol addresses mining in Antarctica).
The Canberra panel said the activity violates the 46-member Antarctic Treaty System, to which Japan belongs.
The Cabinet approved Pakistans accession to the Antarctic Treaty System. Once Pakistan becomes an Acceding State it would not only get necessary cooperation and support and Antarctic Treaty Consultative parties (ATCP) in launching any future expeditions to Antarctica but would also get necessary training facilities for Pakistani scientist participation in their joint research programs, as well as the requisite support and assistance from related international organization involved in Antarctic Research Activities.
As Young and Levy note, one successful global treaty was the Antarctic Treaty System. It was created in 1950 to ensure that the Antarctic region remained open to scientific research by all participating states.
-- often look to the "Antarctic treaty system" for precedents and analogies.
It is, therefore, not surprising that Australia is an active member of the Antarctic Treaty System.
In fact, the Antarctic Treaty System, grown out of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, has been able to protect the Antarctic region in the past.
Antarctica is subject to a web of treaties and sovereign claims under the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS).