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Who will own the North Pole?

Who will own the North Pole?

Asked by: Super Userkruijs in Politics » Inter-/Multinational
currently suspended Suspend date reached on 12/31/2014 07:00

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Background

Under international law, no country currently owns the North Pole or the region of the Arctic Ocean surrounding it. Upon ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, a country has a ten year period to make claims to extend its 200-nautical-mile (370 km) zone.

Due to this, Norway, Russia, Canada and Denmark launched projects to base claims that certain Arctic sectors should belong to their territories. The United States has signed, but not yet ratified this treaty.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_claims_in_the_Arctic

Which country will own the territory in which the North Pole lays, as determined by the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) (1) with respect to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (2)

1) http://www.un.org/Depts/los/clcs_new/clcs_home.htm
2) http://www.un.org/Depts/los/convention_agreements/texts/unclos/UNCLOS-TOC.htm

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   Super Userkruijs

thanks, not easy.

   kenneth1

Stijn,
Nicely structured logic in this question, ken

   Super Userkruijs

no, this would be a correct assumption, if you weren't joking.

   kenneth1

Does Santa Claus count as NO OTHER COUNTRY?
Your other question about leaders says no other leader does not count " as no other leader" so, i wonder if santa claus
can own the north pole.. I am just joking... by the way..

   Super Userkruijs

gave it another year

   growthy

Brilliant question! It would be great if you can expand the suspension date.

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