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005- Fisheries Case (UK vs Norway)

On September 28th, 1949, the United Kingdom filed an application instituting proceedings against Norway before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In this case, the ICJ had to rule on the legality of a decree taken by Norway which granted the exclusive use of certain fishing banks to its fishermen with regards to international law. The United Kingdom challenged this text on the grounds that some of the baselines were not reasonably traced and infringed international law.

The ICJ did not agree with the United Kingdom and considered that the Norwegian decree and the delimitation methods contained therein were not contrary to international law.

Judgment of 18-12-1951.pdf

This summary is provided for informational purposes only, does not involve the responsibility of Dome and should in no way be used as a substitute for a careful reading of the judgment and order of the case.