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Request for provisional measures: Kingdom of Netherlands v. Russian Federation (Arctic Sunrise)

The Netherlands submitted a request for the prescription of provisional measures in a dispute with Russia concerning detention of the Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ship (Arctic Sunrise) and her crew. On 19 September 2013, in order to protest against oil drilling, the ship approached a platform at Prirazlomnaya (Russian EEZ) and, at least according to some earlier news, some of the activists on board attempted to board the platform, allegedly endangering safety. (Well, there are many reports/news on what has been going on there. In particular, allegations of piracy by the activities were considered by criminal authorities in Russia; administrative sanctions were imposed on the captain…