Global and Local Governance of the Poles: Law, Policy and the Promotion of Cooperation
The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland is pleased to announce that the 10th Polar Law Symposium will be organized by NIEM at the Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi, Finland. The symposium is integrated with the bi-annual Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference, to be held from 14–16 November 2017.
Each year the Symposium brings a great number of renowned scholars, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers from all across the world to share research-based scientific knowledge on diverse polar relevant issues. Leading experts in the field of both Polar Law and Policies are invited to give keynote lectures. The purpose of the Symposium is to examine, in detail, the implications of the challenges faced by the Polar Regions for international law and policy and to make recommendations on appropriate actions by states, policy makers and other international actors to respond to these emerging and re-emerging challenges.
Arctic Centre (Arktikum Building), 4 Pohjoisranta, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland.
13–14 November 2017
Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (in cooperation with Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference 2017)
Please e-mail all questions to:
30 June 2017
Draft Paper Submission:
30 October 2017
Please e-mail all abstracts and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final accepted papers will be published in the Yearbook of Polar Law, Vol. 10, Brill Publishers.
Abstracts should be 250-350 words and include author (first name and surname), institutional affiliation and Article title. Indication of the panel session for which the abstract is submitted should also be mentioned:
Panel 1 International Law
Panel 2 Constitutional Law
Panel 3 Environmental Law
Panel 4 Indigenous Peoples Rights
Panel 5 Law of the Sea in The Arctic
Panel 6 The EU and the Arctic
Panel 7 The Protection of Ecosystem, Risk and Safety Issues
Panel 8 Climate change and Geopolitics in the Polar Region
Panel 9 The Russian North
Panel 10 International Governance in the Polar Regions
Panel 11 The Arctic Council and the Progress of Policy Making
Panel 12 Policy Actors and Development Inside and Outside of the Arctic
Panel 13 Others
Research Professor, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law and Director of the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland
Director and Associate Professor of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland
Senior Researcher, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland
Rachael Lorna Johnstone
Ágúst Þór Árnason