Can Russia prosecute Greenpeace protestors over the Arctic Sunrise?

30 September 2013

Guilfoyle

Last week several Greenpeace activists bearing ropes and posters attempted to board Gazprom’s oil platform, the Prirazlomnaya, in the Russian exclusive economic zone. But did they commit a crime under international or Russian law? And was there any legal basis for seizing the Arctic Sunrise, asks Dr Douglas Guilfoyle (UCL Laws), in the Conversation.