The Yearbook of Polar Law Volume 11, 2019


Special Editors: Nigel Bankes (Professor and Chair of Natural Resources Law, The University of Calgary and Adjunct Professor, KG Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS), UiT The Arctic University of Norway), Erik J. Molenaar (Deputy Director, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), Utrecht University and Professor, KG Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS), UiT The Arctic University of Norway) and Tore Henriksen (Director, KG Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS), UiT The Arctic University of Norway).

The Yearbook of Polar Law is based at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Akureyri in Iceland and the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland and covers a wide variety of topics relating to the Arctic and the Antarctic. These include:
- human rights issues, such as autonomy and self-government vs. self-determination, the rights of indigenous peoples to land and natural resources and cultural rights and cultural heritage, indigenous traditional knowledge,
- local, national, regional and international governance issues,
- environmental law, climate change, security and environment implications of climate change, protected areas and species,
- regulatory, governance and management agreements and arrangements for marine environments, marine mammals, fisheries conservation and other biological/mineral/oil resources,
- law of the sea, the retreating sea ice, continental shelf claims,
- territorial claims and border disputes on both land and at sea,
- peace and security, dispute settlement,
- jurisdictional and other issues with regard to the exploration, exploitation and shipping of oil, gas and minerals, bio prospecting,
- trade law, potential shipping lines through the northwest and northeast passages, maritime law and transportation law, and
- the roles and actual involvement of international organisations in the Polar Regions, such as the Arctic Council, the Antarctic Treaty System, the European Union, the International Whaling Commission, the Nordic Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the United Nations, as well as NGOs.

The papers in this volume are principally based on presentations at the 11th Polar Law Symposium, held in Tromsø, Norway, in October 2018.

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Nigel Bankes, Tore Henriksen and Erik Molenaar

In Memoriam – Ágúst Þór Árnason, 26 May 1954–11 April 2019
Rachael Lorna Johnstone and Guðmundur Alfreðsson

Opening Address
Ms Aili Keskitalo

The Constitutional History of Greenland
Speech by the Minister for Mineral Resources, Labour, Interior and Nordic Co-operation
Mr Vittus Qujaukitsoq

The Arctic: Press, Policy and the Arctic Council
Yelena Yermakova

Steady as She Goes? Structure, Change Agents, and the Evolution of the Arctic Council
Malgorzata (Gosia) Smieszek

Arctic Ocean Management and Indigenous Peoples: Recent Legal Developments
Nigel Bankes

An Icelandic Perspective: Opening the Arctic Ocean
Ragnar Baldursson

The Role of the Law of the Sea in Climate Change Litigation
Elise Johansen

Four Principles to Justify Claims to Jurisdiction and to Natural Resources in Antarctica
Alejandra Mancilla

Denmark’s Obligations Regarding Mineral Resources in Greenland
Bent Ole Gram Mortensen and Ulrike Fleth-Barten

The Greenland Reconciliation Commission: Moving Away from a Legal Framework
Astrid Nonbo Andersen

Mare Nullius or Mare Suum? Using Ethnography to Debate Rights to Marine Resources in Coastal Sámi Communities of Troms
Apostolos Tsiouvalas

History of Polar Law: Professor Atle Grahl-Madsen and the Seminars on the Small Nations of the North
Gudmundur Alfredsson, Gun-Mari Lindholm, Göran Lindholm, and Elisabeth Nauclér

Book Reviews

Paul Arthur Berkman, Alexander N. Vylegzhanin, Oran R Young (eds), Baseline of Russian Arctic Laws
Viatcheslav Gavrilov

James R May, Erin Daly (eds), Human Rights and the Environment: Legality, Indivisibility, Dignity and Geography
Joëlle Klein

Akiho Shibata, Leilei Zou, Nikolas Sellheim and Marzia Scopelliti (eds), Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic: The Role of Non-Arctic Actors
Adam Stepien
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