Author: Marina Trunk-Fedorova
Keywords: dispute settlement within the framework of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; international environmental disputes; parallel proceedings in international law; the status of the Faroe Islands; World Trade Organization
The article deals with the WTO dispute of Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands) with the European Union concerning fishery for herring in the North-East Atlantic and the prohibition by the EU of bringing into the territory of the EU herring and mackerel caught under the control of the Faroe Islands. The author analyzes the perspectives of the claim submitted by Denmark to the WTO against the EU and explains the legal status of the Faroe Islands which has caused the unusual situation on the claimant’s part. The article also contains an analysis of the parallel proceeding initiated by Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands) within the framework of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and its possible consequences.