Welcome to the FIFTH POLAR LAW SYMPOSIUM 2012
Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland
6-8 September 2012
THANK YOU! (And invitation to the Polar Law Symposium 2013 in Akureyri)
The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, University of Akureyri, City of Rovaniemi and Kemijoki OY would like to thank all the participants and guests to the Fifth Polar Law Symposium for insightful and interesting presentations and exciting and fruitful discussions.
Please feel invited to the Sixth Polar Law Symposium
at the University of Akureyri
(Iceland) on 22-24 August 2013 (the dates are indicative).
Also, we invite all the participants to submit your papers to the Yearbook of Polar Law, Volume 5
. Deadline for papers (15-20 printed pages) is 15 November 2012.
Final version of the programme (although obviously subject to last minute changes) is available on our website
Twitter tag for the Polar Law Symposium: #PolarLaw12
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for photos and updates
Next year, Sixth Polar Law Symposium in Akureyri Iceland 22. - 24.8.2012. Welcome!
APECS (Association of Polar Early Carrier Scientists) will hold a side-event
(Auditorium-Arktikum, Fri, 7.09 at 3:30)
Association of Polar Early Carrier Scientists (APECS) will hold a side-event during the Polar Law Symposium on Fri, 7.09 at 3:30 in Auditorium conference room. The informal meeting will be dedicated to communication of complex research findings to the public and policy-makers and will include presentations by Lassi Heininen (University of Lapland and Northern Research Forum, co-editor of the "Globalisation in the Circumpolar North") and Charles Emmerson (Chatham House, author of "The Future History of the Arctic").
See the programme
for details and updates.
APECS is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar Regions and the wider cryosphere. APECS’ aims are to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, and develop effective future leaders in polar research, education and outreach. See http://apecs.is/
Practical information and registration
Venue location, recommended accommodation, etc. Read more...
by 15.08 to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, affiliation, email address, and dates of attendance.
Arctic Policy & Law: References to Selected Documents
The International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL), on behalf of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (IUCN-CEL) Arctic Task Force has recently released Arctic Policy & Law: References to Selected Documents with more than 300 entries, accompanying summaries and references to their source. The publication compiles all available material concerning the governance policies in place, those policy options proposed, and gap analysis studies of governance along with a host of other relevant documents related to key topics in the Arctic. Divided by year, material spans the period from 1920-2011 and use is eased by a thorough keyword index, a separate index according to the State of origin or relevance and a list of abbreviations.
You may access the PDF at http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/arctic_law_policy.pdf and utilize the unique feature of direct hyperlinks to all documents available online.
Hardcopies can also be obtained by sending a request to: email@example.com. Please understand the need for a small fee to cover shipping costs: €2,20 in Germany; €7,00 in Europe; €13,00 rest of the world.
The organizational team of the Fifth Polar Law Symposium invites everybody to participate in the event. The Symposium will take place in Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland on 6-8 September 2012. Professors Gudmundur Alfredsson and Timo Koivurova lead the preparations to the event.
The accepted presentations cover a broad array of topics related to polar legal studies, with participants coming from across the circumpolar North and beyond, including our keynote speakers
Should you have any questions or inquiries, please contact Dr. Kamrul Hossain (firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers in PDF (deadline 31 March)
The idea and theme of the Polar Law Symposium
The Symposium – the home which is in Akureyri
, Iceland - brings together internationally renowned scholars, partaking in both Antarctic and Arctic research, from different parts of the globe...
The keynote speakers
include Charles Emmerson from Chatham House (author of the best-seller "The Future History of the Arctic") and Donald Rothwell from Australian National University (author of books on polar regions and international law, Antarctic Treaty System, and Arctic governance)...
Rovaniemi has been chosen as a location for the Polar Law Symposium in 2012. The capital of the Province of Lapland and one of the truly Arctic cities was 21 years ago place where Arctic Environment Protection Strategy (and thus, Rovaniemi process) was launched.
Participants’ registration is from June 15th – August 15th, 2012. Registrations are to be sent to Raija Kivilahti (email@example.com