The application relates to a judgment of the Norwegian Supreme Court given in the course of judicial review of a governmental decision of June 10, 2016, granting ten oil production licenses, entailing in particular, exclusive rights to survey, exploration drilling, and production of petroleum deposits in areas covered by the licenses.
The applicants are NGOs that complained under Articles 2, 3, 8, and 13 of the Convention and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention about infringements of the Norwegian authorities’ climate obligations by their petroleum activities in the Barents Sea in the Arctic Ocean.
At Issue: Whether the granting of oil licenses violates human rights under the European Convention.
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