Akureyri, photo: Hordur Finnbogason
NINTH POLAR LAW SYMPOSIUM
9th Polar Law Symposium Akureyri & Reykjavík, Iceland
5 – 9 October 2016
THE ROLE OF LAW IN POLAR GOVERNANCE
The first International Symposium, ‘Looking Beyond the International Polar Year: Emerging and Re-emerging Issues in International Law and Policy in the Polar Regions’ was held on 7-10 September 2008 at the University of Akureyri, Iceland. The Symposium was timed to coincide with the launch of the new postgraduate program in Polar Law offered by the University of Akureyri. The Polar Law Symposium is an annual event and the Symposiums proceedings have been published by the Brill publishing house in the Yearbooks of Polar Law.
The purpose of the Symposiums 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.
The Symposiums have brought together, from many countries and continents, internationally renowned experts on international law and policy and the Polar Regions, including academics, politicians, diplomats, representatives of intergovernmental organizations and processes, civil society and students.