The Antarctic is in a different category from outer space and the seabed, since it is not a totally new and unknown territory. Men had set foot there from time to time for many years before the UN came into existence. Moreover it was not completely non-national, parts of it having become subject to conflicting claims by a number of nations. And it was this very fact that made some international system there more necessary.
KeywordsSouth Shetland Island Falkland Island Special Committee International Government Exclusive Jurisdiction
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