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Studies in Polar Law publishes monographs and collected works devoted to the legal regimes applicable to the Arctic and the Antarctic. It explores the problems faced by these regions and the solutions proposed on issues such as the environment, sovereignty, dispute resolution, climate change, the rights of indigenous peoples, other human rights, good governance, wildlife, natural resources governance, law of the sea, land and resource claims in the Polar regions, self-determination and self-government, economic development, Arctic security, and the Arctic Council, the Antarctic treaty system and other relevant intergovernmental co-operation.
Increasing legal integration and interdependency places comparative studies at the heart of legal analysis. Research identifying the converging elements and principles in view of a common legal culture of diversity is necessary. This is particularly true for its territorial and socio-cultural dimensions as these regard the organization of living-together.
Regarding territorial diversity, the interaction of multiple levels of government in addressing complex governance issues and its regulation is of utmost interest. Comparative federal and autonomy studies shall explore theoretical perspectives and foundations, as well as specific policy areas, exploring in depth pluralistic governance and decision-making. Social and cultural diversity implies a modern understanding of the accommodation of multiple groups’ claims sharing the same territory. Going beyond traditional studies on minorities and their rights, new challenges in the accommodation of differences have to be addressed, including the accommodation of non-traditional forms of diversity. Moreover, often the same instruments can be used for the management of territorial as well as for social and cultural diversities. While privileging a comparative constitutional approach, the series faces new methodological demands and includes trans-disciplinary studies in order to meet the contemporary challenge of diversity in an integrated legal space, in Europe and beyond.
The Studies in International Minority and Group Rights series explores the rights of and situations facing minority persons and groups. It will provide a forum for the publication of monographs, postdoctoral research projects, other academic studies, conference reports, compilations of relevant documents and other materials that are likely to be of special interest to the readers of the Series.

The series published an average of two volumes per year over the last 5 years.
This series offers pathbreaking studies in the dynamic field of intercultural human rights. Its primary aim is to publish volumes which offer interdisciplinary analysis of global societal problems, review past legal responses, and develop solutions which maximize access by all to the realization of universal human aspirations. It also includes other original studies in the field of human rights.

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.

Edited by Gudmundur Alfredsson and Timo Koivurova

The Yearbook of Polar Law, based at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Akureyri in Iceland, 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 and national 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 re the exploration, exploitation and shipping of oil, gas and minerals, bioprospecting
- trade law, potential shipping lines through the northwest and northeast passages, maritime law and transportation law, and
- the roles and actual involvement of international organizations in the Polar regions, such as the Arctic Council, the European Union, the International Whaling Commission, the Nordic Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the United Nations, as well as NGOs.

The Yearbook of Polar Law is also available online.
This Series is designed to shed light on issues of current concern in the field of religion, law and human rights.

The series published three volumes over the last 5 years.

Edited by Alen, Vande Lanotte, Eugeen Verhellen, Berghmans, Mieke Verheyde and Ang

This Commentary is legal in nature and provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and its two optional Protocols.
For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field of human rights.
The commentary is widely needed by actors in the field of children’s rights, including academics, students, lawyers, judges, grass roots workers, governmental, non-governmental and international officers. A better understanding of the Convention’s provisions will further the realisation of children’s rights in all parts of the world.

Format
The Commentary is published as a part-work, and when completed, aims to offer the subscriber the most comprehensive, in-depth and practical reference work currently available on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Each chapter is produced as a separate fascicle consisting of (on average) 40 pages, and follows a clear and standard layout; fascicles are produced in paperback form, and are published and sent to subscribers on a regular basis.

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.

Edited by European Centre for Minority Issues, The European Academy Bozen/Bolzano, Abo Akademi University, Babes-Blolyai University, Hungarian Academy of Science and University of Glasgow

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues provides a critical and timely review of contemporary developments in minority-majority relations in Europe. It combines analysis, commentary and documentation in relation to conflict management, international legal developments and domestic legislation affecting minorities in Europe.

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues is also available online.
The Yearbook brings together a collection of studies that discuss legal problems raised by cultural differences between people and the law to which they are subject.
The International Yearbook for Legal Anthropology has been discontinued.