The Arctic Sunrise Arbitration (Netherlands v. Russia)

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.

 


Case information

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 Concluded
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]
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 04 October 2013
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -

Attachments

Notice of Arbitration
Notification and Statement of Claim dated 4 October 2013
Written submission
Photos 1 to 11
Memorial of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Witness Statements
Supplementary Written Pleadings on Reparation for Injury
Annexes and Appendices to Supplementary Written Pleadings
Second Supplemental Written Pleadings
Third Supplemental Written Pleadings
Annexes N-1 to N-41
Audio file 1
Videos 1 to 4
Videos 5 to 16
Video 17
Video 18
Video 19
Videos 20 to 24
Audio files 2 to 6
Photos 12 to 212
Photos 213 to 413
Photos 414 to 614
Photos 615 to 815
Photos 1000 to 1113
Video 25
Supporting documents
Video 29a
Video 29b
Video 29c
Video 29d
Photos 816 to 999
Video 27
Annex N-45
Video 28a
Video 28b
Video 30
Annex N-44
Video 26
Further information on the Updated Pleading on Reparation
Letter from the Kingdom of the Netherlands dated 30 October 2015, setting forth further information on the Updated Pleading on Reparation
Updated Pleading on Reparation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Annex N-48
Annex N-49
Fourth Supplemental Written Pleadings of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Appendices 1 to 14
Letter from the Kingdom of the Netherlands setting forth its comments on the Expert Report of Mr. Larsen
Letter from the Kingdom of the Netherlands setting forth its comments on the Expert Report of Mr. Potter
Procedural Order
Procedural Order No. 3 (Greenpeace International’s Request to File an Amicus Curiae Submission)
Procedural Order No. 1 (Terms of Appointment)
Rules of Procedure
Procedural Order No. 2 (Rules of Procedure; Initial Procedural Timetable)
Procedural Order No. 4 (Bifurcation)
Tribunal's questions to the Netherlands
Tribunal's questions to the Netherlands
Questions Posed by the Arbitral Tribunal to the Netherlands pursuant to Article 25 of the Rules of Procedure
Letter from the Tribunal setting out additional instructions for Mr. Potter
Award or other decision
Award on Jurisdiction
Award on the Merits
Award on Compensation
Press Release
Press Release of 7 November 2014
Communiqué de presse du 21 mars 2014
Press Release of 21 March 2014
Communiqué de presse du 7 novembre 2014
Press Release of 5 December 2014
Communiqué de presse du 5 décembre 2014
Press release of 18 February 2015
Communiqué de presse du 18 février 2015
Communiqué de presse du 24 août 2015
Press Release of 24 August 2015
Press Release of 18 July 2017
Пресс-релиз оm 18 июля 2017 года (неофициальный перевод)
Communiqué de presse du 18 juillet 2017
Пресс-релиз от 5 декабря 2014 года (неофициальный перевод)
Пресс-релиз от 18 февраля 2015 года (неофициальный перевод)
Пресс-релиз от 24 августа 2015 года (неофициальный перевод)
Other
Note Verbale from the Russian Federation to the PCA dated 27 February 2014
Expert Terms of Appointment of Mr. Allan Larsen
Expert Terms of Appointment of Mr. Iain Potter
Expert Report of Mr. Allan Larsen
Expert Report of Mr. Iain Potter
Image
Photograph of the Arbitral Tribunal
Photograph of the Arbitral Tribunal and the PCA Registry
Transcript/Minutes
Hearing transcript day 1
Hearing transcript day 2

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