Section for Treaty Law, Environmental Law and the Law of the Sea

Key areas of work include the international law of the sea, environmental law, the conclusion and interpretation of treaties, sovereignty and enforcement, maritime zones, the Norwegian continental shelf, international borders, privileges and immunities, and legal processes in the UN. The Section also deals with certain domestic law issues, particularly in the field of administrative law. The Unit for Treaties and Documentation (headed by Deputy Director Gunvor Pershus) is under the Section for Treaty Law, Environmental Law and the Law of the Sea. Its responsibilities include the treaty register and coordination of the Ministry's consultative comments.

The section is headed by Director Øyvind Hernes.

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