• Polar Law Institute

    Polar Law Institute

    The Polar Law Institute is a non-profit research and education institution and operates within the University of Akureyri. It was established together and in cooperation with the Polar Law Programme at  the University.


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Polar Law Symposium 2022

The 15th Polar Law Symposium (PLS) will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, 12-14 October 2022. The Center for Arctic Studies at the University of Iceland and the Polar Law Institute will be co-hosting the Symposium in partnership with the Arctic Circle. 

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The call for presentations for inclusion on the PLS agenda has been extended to 15 May 2022.

Polar law is a field of law that deals with the international, domestic, sub-national legal regimes that are applicable to the Arctic or the Antarctic, or both. The concept also includes aspects of governance and management, geopolitics, security, and social issues. For a more detailed understanding, please refer to the Yearbook of Polar Law, the Polar Law Textbooks I and II, and browse previous topics addressed in the Polar Law Symposia on the PLS website.

An advisory committee is composed of Gudmundur Alfredsson (Stefansson Arctic Institute), Pia Hansson (University of Iceland), Julia Jabour (University of Tasmania), Timo Koivurova (University of Lapland) Akiho Shihata (University of Kobe), and Embla Eir Oddsdottir (Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network). Jonathan Wood, Symposium Manager and PhD fellow at the University of Iceland will be heading a planning committee with the members currently consisting of Federica Scarpa, (Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network – IACN) and Snæfríður Grímsdóttir (Centre for Arctic Studies). 

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