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The disputed maritime zones around Svalbard. / Churchill, Robin; Ulfstein, Geir.

Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea. Brill Academic Publishers, 2010. p. 551-593 (Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea).

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Churchill, R & Ulfstein, G 2010, 'The disputed maritime zones around Svalbard'. in Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea. Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea, Brill Academic Publishers, pp. 551-593.

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Churchill, R., & Ulfstein, G. (2010). The disputed maritime zones around Svalbard. In Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea. (pp. 551-593). (Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea). Brill Academic Publishers.

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Churchill R, Ulfstein G. The disputed maritime zones around Svalbard. In Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea. Brill Academic Publishers. 2010. p. 551-593. (Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea).

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Churchill, Robin; Ulfstein, Geir / The disputed maritime zones around Svalbard.

Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea. Brill Academic Publishers, 2010. p. 551-593 (Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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note = "Based on papers presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, May 20-23, 2009, Seward, Alaska. The PowerPoint presentations by both authors on Svalbard can be viewed at http://www.virginia.edu/colp/pdf/Churchill-Svalbard.pdf and http://www.virginia.edu/colp/pdf/Ulfstein-Svalbard.pdf The authors graciously elected to provide a comprehensive joint publication for these proceedings. dc.ispartof: Center for Oceans Law and Policy;14",
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