Arctic Shipping II

New publication!
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)

Brill 2017

New! Arctic Yearbook 2017 – Change & Innovation

The Arctic Yearbook 2017 is out. It includes several law-related articles.


Robert P. Wheelersburg & Sean Melvin, Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights in the Arctic

Dan Liu, The 2015 Oslo Declaration on Arctic High Seas Fisheries: The Starting Point Towards Future Fisheries Management in the Central Arctic Ocean

Malgorzata (Gosia) Smieszek, The Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation: From Paper to Practice


Arctic: How do polar bears, crude oil and ethnicity go together?

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

When? 13.11.2017–14.11.2017 

Where? Rovaniemi Finland

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