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Case name The Arctic Sunrise Arbitration (Netherlands v. Russia)
Case description

On 4 October 2013, the Kingdom of the Netherlands instituted arbitral proceedings against the Russian Federation under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The dispute concerns the boarding, seizure, and detention of the vessel Arctic Sunrise in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation and the detention of the persons on board the vessel by the Russian authorities. The Permanent Court of Arbitration acts as Registry in this arbitration.

 

Name(s) of Claimant(s) The Netherlands ( State )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Russian Federation ( State )
Names of Parties
Case number 2014-02
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Inter-state arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector - Other -
Rules used in arbitral proceedings - Other -
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced Multilateral treaty
Treaty: UNCLOS

Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Austria
Arbitrator(s)

Judge Thomas A. Mensah (President)
Mr. Henry Burmester
Professor Alfred Soons
Professor Janusz Symonides
Dr. Alberto Székely

 

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Agent
Prof. Dr. Liesbeth Lijnzaad
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands


Co-Agent
Prof. Dr. René Lefeber
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

 

Counsel
Prof. Dr. Erik Franckx
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 


Advisers
Mr. Marco Benatar
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

 

Ms. Anke Bouma
Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands

 

Mr. Tom Diederen
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

 

Mr. Peter Post
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

 

Ms. Annemarieke Vermeer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

The Russian Federation has not appointed an agent or any other representatives. By Note Verbale dated 27 February 2014 addressed to the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Russian Federation indicated its “refusal to take part in this arbitration.”

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 5
Date of commencement of proceeding [dd-mm-yyyy] 04-10-2013
Date of issue of final award [dd-mm-yyyy]  
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes
Attachments Award or other decision
26-11-2014  English
14-08-2015  English
10-07-2017  English

Notice of Arbitration
04-10-2013  English

Other
27-02-2014  English
09-09-2016  English
09-09-2016  English
17-11-2016  English
20-01-2017  English

Press Release
21-03-2014  English
21-03-2014  French
07-11-2014  English
07-11-2014  French
05-12-2014  French
05-12-2014  Russian
05-12-2014  English
18-02-2015  Russian
18-02-2015  English
18-02-2015  French
24-08-2015  Russian
24-08-2015  French
24-08-2015  English
18-07-2017  English
18-07-2017  Russian
18-07-2017  French

Procedural Order
17-03-2014  English
17-03-2014  English
17-03-2014  English
08-10-2014  English
21-11-2014  English
28-11-2014  English
09-02-2015  English
28-01-2016  English
02-12-2016  English

Transcript/Minutes
10-02-2015  English
11-02-2015  English

Written submission
31-08-2014  Russian
31-08-2014  English
31-08-2014  English
31-08-2014  English
31-08-2014  N/A
31-08-2014  English
31-08-2014  English
31-08-2014  English
31-08-2014  English
31-08-2014  English
31-08-2014  English
30-09-2014  English
30-09-2014  English
12-01-2015  English
12-01-2015  N/A
12-01-2015  English
12-01-2015  N/A
12-01-2015  N/A
12-01-2015  N/A
12-01-2015  N/A
12-01-2015  N/A
12-01-2015  English
12-01-2015  English
12-01-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
25-02-2015  English
28-10-2015  English
28-10-2015  English
28-10-2015  English
30-10-2015  English
30-10-2015  English
14-03-2016  English
14-03-2016  English
31-01-2017  English
17-02-2017  English

Image
07-11-2014  N/A
07-11-2014  N/A
 
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