1959 antarctic treaty text twist
The Antarctic Treaty was established and signed by 12 nations in , including Argentina, Australia, Belgium Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, USSR (Russia), South Africa, the United. ANTARCTIC TREATY OF According to this treaty, Dec. 1, , 12 U.S. T. , U.N.T.S. Antarctica—the land adjacent to the South Pole —is considered "international" territory, like that of the high seas; it is not under the jurisdiction of any single nation. Its legal status, therefore, is governed by international law. Antarctic Treaty: Antarctic Treaty, (Dec. 1, ), agreement signed by 12 nations, in which the Antarctic continent was made a demilitarized zone to be preserved for scientific research. The treaty resulted from a conference in Washington, D.C., attended by representatives of .