Hans Island (grönländisch: Tartupaluk ; Inuktitut: ᑕᕐᑐᐸᓗᒃ ; Französisch: Île Hans Island ist die kleinste von drei Inseln im Kennedy Channel vor der. Die Hans-Insel (Grönländisches Inuktitut Tartupaluk, Kanadische Silbenschrift: ᑕᕐᑐᐸᓗᒃ, dänisch Hans Ø, englisch Hans Island. Hans Island by The Black Elephant Band, released 12 April LYRICS there's an island in the kennedy channel next to greenland way up north and far out.
Die friedliche Fehde um die Hans-InselDie Hans-Insel (Grönländisches Inuktitut Tartupaluk, Kanadische Silbenschrift: ᑕᕐᑐᐸᓗᒃ, dänisch Hans Ø, englisch Hans Island. Hans Island: Darum streiten sich Dänemark und Kanada um die Insel. Streitigkeiten über Territorien können hässlich sein und ausarten, nicht. So haben Dänische Patrioten eine Website mit dem Titel „Free Hans Island“ („Befreit die Hans-Insel“) eingerichtet, die fordert, die Insel aus der.
Auch der Vorschlag, dass sich Kanada und Dänemark die kleine Insel teilen, soll diskutiert werden. Eine weitere Möglichkeit besteht darin, die Verantwortung über die Insel den in Grönland ansässigen Inuit zu übertragen — oder Hans Island in einen Naturpark zu verwandeln.
Eine Einigung in dieser Angelegenheit könnte laut einem Experten bis zehn Jahre dauern. In the s, Danish explorers were finally able to accurately map Hans Island.
The island is a mere 1. It is so remote that the closest inhabited location is Alert, Nunavut, Canada, km to the north.
Indeed, very little distinguishes Hans Island from the thousands of other barren islands in the area.
Consequently, one rightly wonders what all the commotion is about. Aside from the important wildlife on and around Hans Island, the island plays an important part in the regional ownership of oil and gas reserves.
Canada is therefore using Hans Island as an excuse for violating Denmark's legitimate claims for the natural resources in the area.
This eagerness of Canada's part is no doubt due to a strong desire to explore the underground for resources, potentially contaminating a vast area of beautiful nature - something which is not necessary for Denmark, who is self-supporting with both oil and natural gas.
In the past, the area of present-day Canada has used as a platform for attacks by other countries; amongst others Washington DC, which resulted in the destruction of both historical landmarks and works of art.
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The maritime boundary immediately north and south of Hans Island was established in the continental shelf treaty ratified by Greenland and Canada and then submitted to the United Nations on December 17, , in force since March 13, The treaty lists points latitude and longitude from the Davis Strait to the end of the Robeson Channel , where the Nares Strait runs into the Lincoln Sea , to draw geodesic lines between, to form the border.
In Kenn Harper , a historian from Iqaluit , wrote an article about Hans Island which was published in the local newspaper Nunatsiaq News in Qaanaaq Thule in northwestern Greenland.
This article was sparked because of a chance encounter on the ice near Resolute , in the Canadian Arctic in the autumn of Dome Petroleum did research on and around the island from to Simultaneously, the Danish and Canadian governments were in the process of signing a cooperation agreement in relation to the marine environment in the Nares Strait.
The agreement was signed and put into force on August 26, One of the items also discussed was the possibility of establishing a reciprocal arrangement for processing applications to conduct research on and around Hans Island.
However, unknown to the politicians, Dome Petroleum was doing research on the island. It's commonly told, internally in the Danish Navy, that it was specifically a bottle of Gammel Dansk , which translates literally to 'Old Danish'.
The Canadians have reciprocated with their own sign, the flag of Canada and a bottle of Canadian Club. Though CBC and others had done some reporting in the s,  the dispute came to popular attention through Canadian press stories during late March Within days, it spread to other newspapers worldwide.
On March 25, , when Adrian Humphreys of the Canadian National Post newspaper wrote an article entitled "Five-year plan to 'put footprints in the snow' and assert northern sovereignty", Humphreys made a brief mention of the dispute over Hans Island, and that the Danes had sent warships to the island.
The Arctic sea region has long been a subject of the dispute. In this matter, Canada, Denmark, Iceland , Russia , and Norway share a common interest because they regard parts of the Arctic seas as "national waters".
The United States and most European Union countries, on the other hand, officially regard the region as international waters.
Further items in the Canadian media led to the issue being picked up by international news organizations. The Government of Canada 's budget was introduced on March 23, , two days before the issue gained widespread attention.
It proposed minimal increases to spending on national defence. Hans Island. However, since the early s, this nondescript rock has been at the center of an ongoing disagreement between Canada and Denmark.
Due to international law, all countries have the right to claim territory within 12 miles of their shore.