2016 Polar Law Symposium

9th Polar Law Symposium Akureyri & Reykjavík, Iceland 5th – 9th October 2016   THE ROLE OF LAW IN POLAR GOVERNANCE AGENDA: 4th October 2016 Pre

2016 Polar Law Symposium

9th Polar Law Symposium

Akureyri & Reykjavík, Iceland

5th – 9th October 2016

 

THE ROLE OF LAW IN POLAR GOVERNANCE

AGENDA:

4th October 2016 Pre Symposium Reception at Strandgata 53, Akureyri, Iceland

5th-6th October 2016: Symposium at the University of Akureyri, Iceland

7th-9th October 2016: Three Breakout Sessions on Polar Law at the Arctic Circle

 

Assembly, Harpa Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland.

4th October 2016

2000 Reception for the exhibition, Into the Arctic, Strandgata 53, Akureyri.

5th October 2016

0700-0800

EARLY BIRD SWIM (optional: cost: 750ISK)

Akureyri Swimming Pool (next to Icelandair Hotel Akureyri)

UNIVERSITY OF AKUREYRI

0900-1045

Opening Plenary: THE ROLE OF LAW IN POLAR GOVERNANCE

Room N101

Chair: Rachael Lorna Johnstone

Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, Rector of the University of Akureyri, Welcome

H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland 1996-2016, Introductory Address

Lassi Heininen, Professor, University of Lapland, Tribute to Alyson Bailes

Madeleine Redfern, Mayor of Iqaluit, Keynote Presentation, Inuit Governance in

Nunavut

Erik Franckx, Professor of Law at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Awaiting the Entry into

Force of the Polar Code

1045-1100

MORNING COFFEE

1100-1245

Panel 1: DEFENDING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS THROUGH INTERNATIONAL LAW

Room N101

Chair: Gudmundur Alfredsson

Eva-Maria Svensson, Professor, University of Gothenburg, Monica Burman, Associate

Professor, Umeå University and Lena Wennberg, Lecturer, Umeå University, The Role

of International Human Rights Law in the Governance of the Arctic Regarding

Women’s Rights  Bassah Khalaf, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark, and Ayo

Næsborg-Andersen, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark, ILO

Convention 169 in Greenland - From Assimilation to own Definition of Culture in

Greenland

Jan Mikael Lundmark, LLM (Polar Law) Candidate, University of Akureyri, Indigenous

Peoples Rights of Property - Article 1 of Protocols No 1 to the ECHR

Romain Chuffart, MA Polar Law Candidate, University of Akureyri, Minority Language

Rights in the Arctic

Panel 2: THE POLAR WILDERNESS

Room N102

Chair: Nigel Bankes  Simon Marsden, Professor, Flinders Law School, Arctic Best Practice Wilderness

Protection under the Wetlands Convention

Kees Bastmeijer, Professor, University of Tilburg and Antje Neumann, Doctoral

Candidate, University of Tilburg, ‘Wild Tools for Polar Lawyers’: An Inventory of Legal

Tools for Protecting Polar Wilderness  Alexandra Carleton, Ashurst, Conflicts Lawyer and Adjunct Lecturer, University of

Notre Dame, Protecting the Common Wilderness: the Evolution of Sovereignty over

Natural Resources in the Arctic

Panel 3: FORA FOR COOPERATION

Room M101

Chair: Jessica Shadian

Akiho Shibata, Professor, Director Polar Cooperation and Research Centre, Kobe

University, Japan, Legal Framework for Arctic Scientific Cooperation: Bilateralism,

‘AC-ism’ and Universalism

Andrew Jackson, PhD Candidate, University of Tasmania, People, Penguins, Politics or

Law? Processes that Drive Polar Governance

Sune Tamm, MA Polar Law Candidate, University of Akureyri, Arctic Governance: An

Analysis of International Fora for Cooperation and Indigenous Involvement

1245-1345

LUNCH

1345-1530

Panel 4: MANAGING ACTIVITIES IN THE ANTARCTIC

Room N101

Chair: Kees Bastmeijer  David Leary, Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Drones

on Ice: an Assessment of the Legal Implications of the Use of Unmanned Aerial

Vehicles in Scientific Research and by the Tourist Industry in Antarctica

Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Professor, University of Akureyri and Ilisimatusarfik, Julia

Jabour, Professor, University of Tasmania and Sune Tamm, MA Polar Law Candidate,

University of Akureyri, Understanding Iceland’s Accession to the Antarctic Treaty

Emil Grímsson, Chairman, Arctic Trucks, The South Pole Ski Race: a Logistical

Challenge

Panel 5: THE LAW OF THE SEA: MARITIME BOUNDARIES

Room N102

Chair: Natalia Loukacheva

Clive Symmons, Visiting Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin, Problems in the Law

of the Sea relating to Insular Formations in Ice-bound Seas and Polar Regions of the

Arctic.  Christoph Humrich, Assistant Professor at the Department for International Relations

and International Organization, and Associated Researcher for Arctic Politics and

Governance at the Arctic Centre, University Groningen, Sovereignty, Right and

Recognition in Arctic Law of the Sea Disputes  Bjarni Már Magnússon, Associate Professor, Reykjavík University and Svava

Pétursdóttir, Lawyer at the Environmental Agency of Iceland, Reykjavík University,

The Icelandic Straight Baselines System

Panel 6: PEACEFUL COOPERATION IN THE ARCTIC

Room M101

Chair: Ágúst Þór Árnason

Lassi Heininen, Professor, University of Lapland, Changes in Security Premises of the

Global Arctic – an Opportunity for Disarmament?

Prithvi Raaj Choudhury, BA/LLB Candidate, National Law University Assam, Guwahati,

India, Arms Control Laws in the Arctic Region

Tina Hunter, Professor of Law and Larry Bakken, Professor of Law, University of

Aberdeen, A Conflict Prevention and Resolution Framework for Resource

Development in the Arctic  Julia Gaunce, LLM Candidate, University of Calgary, ’Due Regard’ under UNCLOS

1530-1545

AFTERNOON TEA

1545-1730

Panel 7: IMPLEMENTING THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Room N101

Chair: Timo Koivurova

Nigel Bankes, Professor, University of Calgary and Adjunct Professor, KG Jebsen

Centre for the Law of the Sea, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, The Status of the UN

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Law and Policy  Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law, University of Ottawa, D.R.

Fraser Taylor, Chancellors Distinguished Research Professor of International Affairs,

and Amos Hayes, Technical Manager for the Geomatics and Cartographic Research

Centre (GCRC) at Carleton University, A Legal Framework for the Collection and

Sharing Indigenous Knowledge of Northern Communities  Michaela Peykovska, PhD Candidate, University of Oxford, A Critical Evaluation of the

Nordic Sámi Convention and Its Potential Influence upon the Sámi

Panel 8: LIVING MARINE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

Room N102

Chair: Gudmundur Alfredsson

Jean Dominique Wahiche, Professor, Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Polar

Marine Genetic Resources at the Crossroads between Environment and Property Law

Elena Conde, Professor, Complutense University of Madrid and Zhaklin Yaneva, PhD

Candidate, Complutense University of Madrid, Sustainable Fisheries in the Arctic

Marine Area: Mission (Im)possible?

Courtney Price, Communications Manager, CAFF, Programme Manager, CAFF, Arctic

Biodiversity: From Science to Policy

Panel 9: RESPONSIBLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARCTIC

Room M101

Chair: Tony Penikett  Karin Berentsen, Founder and Director of Kaisa Consulting AS, Navigating Arctic

Regulations” - Let the Stakeholders Validate Industry’s Social Licence to Operate with

a Powerful and Objective Tool!  Karin Buhmann, Professor, Copenhagen Business School, International Law and

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Significance for Social Impact of Arctic Natural

Resource Exploitation

Kamrul Hossain, Associate Professor, Director, Northern Institute for Environmental

and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland and Anna Petrétei, PhD

Candidate, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre,

University of Lapland, Resource Development and Sámi Rights in the Sápmi Region:

Integrating Human Rights Impact Assessment in Licensing Processes  Ulrike Barten, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark and Bent Ole

Mortensen, Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Uranium in Greenland:

Questions of Resources and Security in a Self-Government Setting

1930:

CONFERENCE DINNER, Rub 23 (optional: cost 7290ISK plus drinks, to be paid at restauarant)

6th October 2016

0700-0800

EARLY BIRD JOG (optional)

Meet at front door of Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

UNIVERSITY OF AKUREYRI

0900-1045

Panel 10: THE ARCTIC COUNCIL IN CONTEXT

Room N101

Chair: Jessica Shadian

Maria Ackrén, Associate Professor, Ilisimatusarfik, Indigenous Voices in the Arctic

Council  Marzia Scopelliti, PhD Candidate, Complutense University of Madrid, The Arctic

Council at Twenty Years from its Foundation: Decision-Shaping or Decision-Making

Power?

Dorothea Wehrmann, PhD Candidate, Center for InterAmerican Studies, Bielefeld,

Germany, “Governing Polar Change”: Agenda-Setting in the Arctic Council and in the

Antarctic Treaty System

Panel 11: THE GLOBAL COMMONS

Room N102

Chair: Timo Koivurova

Alan D Hemmings, Adjunct Associate Professor, Gateway Antarctica Centre for

Antarctic Studies and Research, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Evolution of

the ‘Greater Southern Ocean’ as a Regulatory Sphere

Constance Johnson, PhD Candidate, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources

& Security, University of Wollongong, When Worlds Collide: How the Antarctic Treaty

System and a new United Nations Regime for Marine Areas Beyond National

Jurisdiction will Deal with Each Other

Adamaria Grilli, MA Polar Law Candidate, University of Akureyri, The Wealth of the

Arctic and the Antarctic: A Water & Ice World Beyond Market and State?

Panel 12: COMPLIANCE, ENFORCEMENT AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

Room M101

Chair: Rachael Lorna Johnstone

Joseph DiMento, Professor, UC Irvine, Arctic Environmental Governance:

Implementation of Promising Initiatives  Daria Shapovalova, PhD Candidate, University of Aberdeen, Regulatory Legacy of the

Arctic Council: Assessing Effectiveness and Compliance

Sune Tamm, Lindsay Arthur and Romain Chuffart, MA Polar Law Candidates,

University of Akureyri, Antarctic Treaty Inspections: Good Governance or Rubber

Stamp?

1045-1100

MORNING COFFEE

1100-1245

Panel 13: SOVEREIGNTY AND ITS CONTESTATION AT THE POLES

N101

Chair: Mary Durfee

Peter Ørebech, Professor, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Terra nullius, Inuit

Habitation and Norse Occupation: with a Special Emphasis on the 1933 East

Greenland Case

Grant Christensen, Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota, Securing Title to

the Arctic in North America: A Reexamination of the Doctrine of Discovery in Light of

Obligations Undertaken in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples  Sabaa A. Khan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Law School, University of Eastern Finland, Navigating New Arctic Citizenship“s”: Sovereignty, Self-Determination & International

Law

Gustavo Ramírez Buchheister, Chair of History of Law and of Public International Law,

University of Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile, Antarctic Toponymy

Panel 14: MANAGING INDIGENOUS RESOURCES

N102

Chair: Natalia Loukacheva

Tony Penikett, Visiting Professor, Public Policy School, Simon Fraser University, An

“Arctic Standard” for non-renewable resource extraction?

Michael Fakhri, Associate Professor, University of Oregon, Seal Hunting, Arctic

Sovereignty, and Indigenous Rights  Martin Mennecke, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Integrating

Indigenous Rights into “Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling”  Susanne Vars Buljo, BA Law Candidate, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, The

Continuous Process of Recognition of the Sámi People’s Right to Land and Natural

Resources in Finnmark through the Norwegian Finnmark Act

Panel 15: NON-ARCTIC PERSPECTIVES

Room M101

Chair: Ágúst Þór Árnason

Seita Romppanen, Senior Lecturer, University of Eastern Finland, The EU and

regulatory approach on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants  Yuanyuan Ren, PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin and Dan Liu, Associate

Research Fellow and Associate Professor, Center for Polar and Deep Ocean

Development, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, A Rule Follower, a Challenger, or a

Learner? Recasting China’s Engagement in Arctic Development  Lindsay Arthur, MA Polar Law Candidate, University of Akureyri and Researcher, Polar

Cooperation and Research Centre, Kobe University and Sakito Hataya, LLM

Candidate, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS), Kobe

University, The Role of Law in Japan’s Arctic Policy

1245-1345

LUNCH

1345-1515

Plenary: POLAR LAW: NEXT STEPS

N101

Chair: Jessica Shadian

Gudmundur Alfredsson, Professor at the University of Akureyri and the China

University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, Roundup of the 9PLS Part One

Ágúst Þór Árnasson, Adjunct, University of Akureyri, Vote of Thanks  Kamrul Hossain, Associate Professor, Director, Northern Institute for Environmental

and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Invitation and Announcement

of the Theme of the 10th Polar Law Symposium

1515-1530

Afternoon Tea

1545

Travel to Reykjavík

7th-9th October 2016

Breakout sessions on Polar Law at the 4th Arctic Circle Assembly, Harpa Conference

Centre, Reykjavík

ARCTIC CIRCLE POLAR LAW BREAKOUT SESSION 1 (FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER: 1645-1815):

GLOBAL INFLUENCES ON POLAR GOVERNANCE

LOCATION: ÞJÓÐMENNINGARHÚSIÐ (National Centre for Cultural Heritage) Main Hall

Please note, this is a building just outside of Harpa (about two minutes walk from the main

entrance).

Chair: Gudmundur Alfredsson, Professor at the University of Akureyri and the China

University of Political Science and Law in Beijing

Speaker: Bertrand Ramcharan, previously Professor at the Geneva Graduate Institute of

International and Development Studies, Chancellor of the University of Guyana, and Deputy

and then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Title: UN Protection of the Polar Regions

Speaker: Øyvind Ravna, Professor of Law, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Title: Is Norway's arrangement with an investigating commission and a land tribunal suited

to fulfill its obligations under ILO 169 to the Sámi?

Speaker: Tanja Joona, Senior Researcher, University of Lapland

Title: The Rights of Sámi Children in the context of Subjectivity and Identity with special

reference to ILO Convention No. 169, the Draft Nordic Saami Convention and UNDRIP

ARCTIC CIRCLE POLAR LAW BREAKOUT SESSION 2 (SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER: 1530-1700):

ARCTIC SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

LOCATION: ÞJÓÐMENNINGARHÚSIÐ (National Centre for Cultural Heritage) Main Hall

Please note, this is a building just outside of Harpa (about two minutes walk from the main

entrance).

Chair: Natalia Loukacheva, Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Governance and Law,

University of Northern British Columbia

Speaker: John M. Sky Starkey, Lawyer representing Alaska tribal organizations

Title: Colonialism of Arctic Indigenous Lands and Waters in the 21st Century

Speaker: Mary Durfee, Associate Professor of International Relations, Michigan Tech

University

Title: Free Trade: The Expected Impacts of TTIP and CETA on the Arctic

Speaker: Romanov Oleg, lawyer (PhD from St Petersburg State University)

Title: A Review of the Legislation of Arctic States in the Field of Design and Construction

Speaker: Agnieszka Ason, Adjunct Professor, Technical University of Berlin

Title: International Arbitration as a Method of Resolution of Boundary Disputes in the Arctic

Speaker: Skúli Thoroddsen, Orkustofnun

Title: Resource utilisation in Iceland for energy production, legal regime and Master Plan

ARCTIC CIRCLE POLAR LAW BREAKOUT SESSION 3 (SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER: 1600-1800):
THE LAW OF THE SEA: NAVIGATION

LOCATION: HÁLOFT in Harpa Conference Hall

Chair: Timo Koivurova, Professor of Law, Director of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland

Speaker: Alexander Sergunin, Professor of International Relations, St. Petersburg State

University

Title: Implementing the IMO’s Polar Code: the case of Russia

Speaker: Valerii Konyshev, Professor of International Relations at the St. Petersburg State

University

Title: International legal status of the Northern Sea Route: discussions in the Western and

Russian expert communities

Speaker: Suzanne Lalonde, Professor of Law, University of Montreal

Title: Cruising the Northwest Passage: What can we learn from the management of the

Crystal Serenity voyage

Speaker: Dorottya Bognar, PhD Candidate, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Title: The “Elephant in the Room”: Article 234 of the Law of the Sea Convention and the Polar

Code as an incompletely theorized agreement

9th Polar Law Symposium Organisational Board:

Guðmundur Alfreðsson, Ágúst Þór Árnason, Rachael Lorna Johnstone,

Timo Koivurova, and Jessica Shadian

Inquiries: 9polarlaw@gmail.com

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