Compliance and Postagreement Bargaining in the Barents Sea Fisheries

Ocean Development and International Law, Vol 45, No 2, 2014, pp. 186-204.

States’ failure to comply with their international obligations has been viewed by institutional theory as problems to be solved, rather than as wrongs to be punished. This article reviews how Norway has employed different postagreement bargaining strategies in the Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission in order to enhance Russian compliance with the bilateral fisheries agreements in the Barents Sea and with the precautionary approach more widely.