International Law and Politics of the Arctic Ocean: Essays in Honor of Donat Pharand is a collection of essays in honor of Professor emeritus Donat Pharand by leading Arctic experts from around the globe. The volume offers a clear, concise and detailed analysis of many of the issues an expanded use of the Arctic Ocean raises and of critical importance for the legal and political processes unfolding in the Arctic region.
Suzanne Lalonde, Ph.D. (1997), Cambridge University, is Professor of International Law at the Université de Montréal. She has published in both French and English, within Canada and abroad and her research focuses on core international legal principles, especially those pertaining to sovereignty, territory and the determination of boundaries on land and at sea.
Ted L. McDorman, LL.M. (1982), Dalhousie University, is a Professor of Law at the University of Victoria and the author of Salt Water Neighbors: International Ocean Law Relations Between the United States and Canada (Oxford University Press, 2009). He has written widely on ocean law and policy issues including on maritime boundary delimitation and the continental shelf having published over 120 articles and chapters.
Table of contents
Foreword by Donald McRae
Donat Pharand: The Arctic Scholar
Suzanne Lalonde and Ronald St. J. Macdonald
II. ARCTIC OCEAN REGIONAL GOVERNANCE
The Arctic Region Council Revisited – Inspiring Future Development of the Arctic Council
Lessons Learned and Lost from Pharand’s Arctic Regional Council Treaty Proposal
Pharand’s Arctic Treaty: Would an Antarctic Treaty-style Model Work in the Arctic?
III. ARCTIC SHIPPING AND NAVIGATION
Article 234 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Its Origins and Its Future
Armand de Mestral
A Note on Making the Polar Code Mandatory
J. Ashley Roach
A Note on the Potential Conflicting Treaty Rights and Obligations between the IMO’s Polar Code and Article 234 of the Law of the Sea Convention
Ted L. McDorman
The United States and Arctic Straits: The Northwest Passage and the Bering Strait
Donald R. Rothwell
Analysis of Maritime Transit Trends in the Arctic Passages
Frédéric Lasserre and Olga Alexeeva
IV. BILATERAL RELATIONS
Canada’s Arctic Waters: Comments on Circumnavigating the Legal Dispute
Bernard H. Oxman
Understanding the Canada-United States Arctic Relationship
Elizabeth B. Elliot-Meisel
The Dog in the Manger – and Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie: The United States, Canada and the Sector Principle, 1924–1955
P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Peter Kikkert
Canada – Russia Relations in the Arctic – Conflictual Rhetoric, Cooperative Realities
Jonathan R. Edge and David L. VanderZwaag
V. SPECIFIC ARCTIC LEGAL ISSUES
Does Recent Practice of the Russian Federation Point to an Arctic Sunset for the Sector Principle?
Alex G. Oude Elferink
Uncovered and Unstable Coasts: Climate Change and Territorial Sea Baselines in the Arctic
Clive Schofield and Blanche Sas
Delineation of the Outer Limits of Canada’s Arctic Ocean Continental Shelf and Its Delimitation with Neighboring States: Does It Matter Which Comes First?
A Note on Arctic Information Platforms and International Law
The book will be of value to graduate students, academics, research and teaching institutions, university libraries, government departments and international organizations interested in the Arctic region, the law of the sea, international law and politics.