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Volume 53 Issue 4

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All but Quiet on the Northern Front: The Sector Principle as a Means of Resolving Arctic Territorial Disputes, Vol. 53

Joe D. Walsh

17 Apr 2022

As climate change continues to melt the Arctic and pave the way for its commercial exploitation, several states have claimed part of what is currently international territory around the North Pole. Unfortunately, while all parties involved have already agreed not to create a new international legal regime to govern such claims, the existing legal regime, the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), does not provide a dependable framework for resolving territorial disputes. 

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B.A., Lewis & Clark College, 2017; J.D., Cornell Law School, 2021; Articles Editor, Cornell International Law Journal, 2020–2021.