204. The Antarctic Treaty.

Certain states (including the United Kingdom1) have laid claim to sovereignty over various sectors of the continent of Antarctica. Some of these claims have been recognised by some other states; others have not2.

The United Kingdom is a party to the Antarctic Treaty3 and the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty4 and has implemented their provisions in the Antarctic Act 19945. The United Kingdom is also a party to the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources6, which is implemented by EC Regulations7.

No acts or activities taking place in Antarctica, while the Antarctic Treaty is in