The Loophole Dispute from an Icelandic Perspective

Research output: Working paper


The study approaches the Loophole dispute between Iceland, Norway and Russia
from an Icelandic perspective. The focus is mainly on four issues; the underlying legal framework of the dispute, the question why Iceland engaged in these fisheries, the negotiation process and how dramatically Iceland’s stance on high sea fisheries has shifted since the mid-1990s. The study attempts to answer if Iceland respected its obligations under the Law of the Sea Convention in the dispute. The study concludes that it is questionable if Iceland behaved as a responsible fisheries nation in the Loophole dispute and that Iceland even violated its obligation under Article 300 of UNCLOS whereas she did not respect Law of the Sea Convention’s due regard obligation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationReykjavík
Publisher Centre for Small State Studies
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9789979548775
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameWorking Paper (Centre for Small State Studies)
ISSN (Print)1670-4290

Other keywords

  • Lögfræði
  • Hafréttur


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