Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement Video lecture

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Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement


Overview:


Treaty Signed:12th May 2011.
Treaty Signatories:8 Signatories.
Treaty Effective from:19th January 2013.
Treaty Signed location:Greenland, Nuuk.
Treaty Type:International Treaty for the delimitation of Area.
Treaty Area:Arctic Region.

What is Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement?


The Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement is an international agreement signed by the Arctic Council members for delimitation of search and rescue areas in the arctic region.


Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement Signed:


The Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement was signed on 12th May 2011.

The Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement entered into force on 19th January 2013 after it had been ratified by each of the eight signatory states.

The agreement was signed in the Capital city of Greenland, Nuuk.


Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement Signatories:


The Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement has been signed by all arctic council countries, and they all belong to the arctic region. The Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement signatories are Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States of America.


Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement Objectives:


The main objective of the Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement is for the delimitation of search and rescue areas between the bordered countries in the arctic region.

The treaty provides that "the delimitation of search and rescue regions is not related to and shall not prejudice the delimitation of any boundary between States or their sovereignty, sovereign rights or jurisdiction."


India and Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement:


India is not the signatory of the Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement because the arctic region is not bordered by India. However, India collaborates with friendly arctic region countries for any search and rescue in the Arctic region.


International Treaties

Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement