PCA Finds Netherlands Is Entitled To Damages For Russia's Vessel Seizure

(August 26, 2015, 10:13 AM EDT) -- THE HAGUE, The Netherlands — A tribunal for the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on Aug. 24 announced that it has issued an award, finding that Russia violated the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) when it unlawfully seized a vessel operated by Greenpeace International and that the Netherlands is entitled to damages (The Netherlands v. Russia, No. 2014-02, PCA).

(Award available. Document #05-150922-001A.)

Greenpeace Vessel

On Oct. 4, 2013, the Netherlands filed for arbitration with the PCA against Russia under Annex...
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