Greenpeace complaint to Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Publikasjon - 30 mai, 2014
Complaint regarding temporary safety zone by Daniel Simons, Legal Counsel, Campaigns & Actions at Greenpeace.

Complaint regarding temporary safety zone


Enforcement of the purported safety zone against the Esperanza would place Norwegian authorities in breach of treaties between Norway and the Netherlands and would constitute a violation of domestic Norwegian law. I urge you to refrain from such actions and to ensure full respect for freedom of navigation in accordance with Article 58(1) UNCLOS, and freedom of expression and assembly as guaranteed by Articles 10 and 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

In addition, I request you to suspend the decision to establish the safety zone until such time as you have decided in substance on this complaint. 

Complaint regarding temporary safety zone