PCA: Arctic Sunrise Arbitration (Netherlands v. Russia) Award on the Merits

The Permanent Court of Arbitration has delivered a unanimous Award dated 14 August 2015, in which it affirmed jurisdiction and found Russia had breached its obligations owed to the Netherlands as the flag State under Articles 56(2), 58(1), 58(2), 87(1)(a), and 92(1) of UNCLOS. Furthermore, in failing to comply with previous provisional measures proscribed by ITLOS, Russia breached its obligations to the Netherlands under Articles 290(6) and 296(1). Finally a failure to pay the deposits requested by the Tribunal in these proceedings, was a breach of Russia’s obligations under Part XV and Article 300.

An overview of the case can be found here. For a summary of the award see here, and the full award here.

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