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Title: Antarctic Treaty
Available From: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/entri/texts/acrc/at.txt.html
http://www.ats.aq/documents/ats/treaty_original.pdf
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/About_Antarctica/Treaty/treaty.html
Conclusion Date: 1959-12-01
Entry Into Force Date: 1961-06-23
Description: This international agreement states that "Antarctica is to be used for peaceful purposes only." The treaty prohibits weapons testing, promotes scientific research, and provides for the conservation of Antarctic fauna and flora.
Legal Citation: 12 UST 794; 402 UNTS 71; 19 ILM 860 (1980)
Amended By: Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
EISIL Categories: Home > States & Groups of States > Groups of States & Special Status > Polar Regions
Home > Use of Force > Arms Control & Disarmament > Nuclear Weapons
Home > International Air, Space & Water > Antarctica & the Arctic
Home > International Environmental Law > Antarctica & the Arctic (Polar Regions)
Keywords: Antarctica & the Arctic
Polar regions
wildlife
Language(s): English
French
Russian
Spanish
Site Administrator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
ciesin.info@ciesin.columbia.edu


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