Governance of Arctic Shipping
Balancing Rights and Interests of Arctic States and User States
Edited by Robert C. Beckman, National University of Singapore; Tore Henriksen, UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø; Kristine Dalaker Kraabel, UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø; Erik J. Molenaar, Utrecht University; and J. Ashley Roach, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of State (retired)
I have published a new piece on Arctic Shipping.
Apologies – the article is available in German only . “Schifffahrt in der Arktis. Das Völkerrecht als Vermittler zwischen ökonomischem Potenzial und ökologischem Risiko” in der aktuellen Ausgabe der Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht 2017, 206 – 223.
Details from a Defense Ministry report show that Moscow is not happy with Norway’s attempt to establish absolute national jurisdiction over Svalbard and its shelf.
Source: Kommersant: Russia lists Norway’s Svalbard policy as potential risk of war
Law professor doubts that the Norwegian government unilaterally can regulate Swedish husbandry on the Norwegian side of the border.
Source: Norway, Sweden in quarrel over cross-border reindeer grazing
The international campaign to end the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships plying the waters of the increasingly accessible Arctic is gathering steam ahead of an important meeting of the world maritime body next year.
Source: Efforts to ban heavy fuel oil in the Arctic gather steam
Thanks to Joël Plouffe and Heather Exner-Pirot. They have compiled a list of major Arctic related events and developments. 2017 was really an eventful year! What might bring the remaining three months of this year?!
The Arctic is often in the headlines: starving polar bears on melting ice, the reckless hunt for raw materials, an increase in shipping, and the dispute over seal hunting. How should protecting the fragile ecosystem and the indigenous peoples who live there also be achieved? Kristina Schönfeldt from the University of Bonn has now edited a book that offers a systematic insight into the legal issues in this seemingly remote corner of the earth.
Source: Arctic: How do polar bears, crude oil and ethnicity go together?
10th Polar Law Symposium 2017
What? Global and Local Governance of the Poles: Law, Policy and the Promotion of Cooperation
Where? Rovaniemi Finland