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
Registration deadline 30 October 2017
Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (in cooperation with Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference 2017)
Please e-mail all questions to:
Lars Kulerund, President of UArctic
Vivian Motzfeldt, Member of Inatsisartut, The Parliament of Greenland and Chair of the Constitutional Commission
- The need to protect an official language by law - The case of Greenland.
Evan Bloom, Director of the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
- A New Arctic Science Agreement and Other Key Developments in Polar Law and Diplomacy
Joseph Dimento, Professor, School of Law, University of California, Irvine.
- Environmental governance of the Arctic: Law, Effect, Promise?
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