The Yearbook of Polar Law Volume 14, 2022


The Yearbook of Polar Law covers a wide variety of law and policy topics relating to the Arctic and the Antarctic, and even the Third Pole. Many of the articles draw on presentations made at the annual Symposiums on Polar Law. The Editors-in-Chief are Gudmundur Alfredsson of the Stefansson Arctic Institute in Akureyri and the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, Julia Jabour of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Timo Koivurova of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, and Akiho Shibata of the Polar Cooperation Research Centre, Kobe University.

Articles published in the Yearbook are peer reviewed, unless otherwise noted. The Yearbook will also carry book reviews and occasional news stories.

The topics covered in the Yearbook include:
- human rights issues, such as autonomy, self-government and self-determination, the rights of indigenous peoples to land and natural resources, cultural rights and cultural heritage, and indigenous traditional knowledge
- local, national and corporate governance issues
- environmental law, climate change, security and human rights implications of climate change, protected areas and species, and biodiversity
- regulatory and management agreements and arrangements for marine environments, marine mammals, fisheries conservation and other biological/mineral/oil resources
- jurisdictional and other issues re the exploration, exploitation and shipping of oil, gas and minerals
- law of the sea, the retreating sea ice, and continental shelf claims
- trade law, potential shipping lines through the northwest and northeast passages, maritime law and transportation law
- territorial claims and border disputes on both land and at sea
- peace and security, and dispute settlement
- the roles and actual involvement of international organizations in the polar regions, such as the Arctic Council, the Nordic Council, the International Whaling Commission, the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the United Nations, and
- the activities of NGOs, think tanks and academic institutions

This Yearbook contains a selection of papers presented at the 14th Polar Law Symposium and other papers submitted.

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List of Tables, Figures and Maps
Notes on Contributors

section 1: The Arctic and the Contribution of ArCS ii

Country Visits: Report on a Visit to the Ainu and Lessons for the Arctic
Gudmundur Alfredsson

Jus Pro Homine, Natura et Animalis: Dignifying the Right to Life of Arctic Indigenous Peoples
Yota Negishi

Implementing the 2017 Arctic Science Cooperation Agreement: Challenges and Opportunities as regards Russia and Japan
Alexander Sergunin and Akiho Shibata

Recalcitrant Materialities of a Liminal Ocean: Deconstructing the Arctic ‘Nomos’
Apostolos Tsiouvalas

U.S.-China Arctic Cooperation in a New Era of Great Power Competition: Opportunities and Challenges
Yuanyuan Ren

section 2: The Antarctic

Legal Personality in Antarctica
Trevor Daya-Winterbottom

Polar Policy in Practice: Tour Guiding in Antarctica
Hanne Nielsen and Gabriela Roldan

The 2018 Judgment by the European Court of Justice on Antarctic mpa s and Its Possible Significance to the Antarctic Treaty System
Gustavo Ramírez Buchheister

Antarctic Maritime Zones in the Era of Climate Change: ilc, ila and the Long Road Ahead
Marcelo Molina Villalobos

section 3: Non Peer-Reviewed Papers

The Pan-Arctic Report on Gender Equality in the Arctic: Moving Forward!
Eva-Maria Svensson, Hjalti Ómar Ágústsson and Embla Eir Oddsdóttir

section 4: Book Reviews

Vito De Lucia, Alex Oude Elferink and Lan Ngoc Nguyen (eds.), International Law and Marine Areas beyond National Jurisdiction – Reflections on Justice, Space, Knowledge and Power
Katharina Heinrich

Snjólaug Árnadóttir. Climate Change and Maritime Boundaries: Legal Consequences of Sea Level Rise
Medy Dervovic
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