The Director of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) and the leader of the HuSArctic project, Prof. Kamrul Hossain has given a presentation at the 3rd International Academic Conference on Human Security held at the Rectorate building at the University of Belgrade in Serbia.
The conference took place from 04-05 November 2016. The conference has brought a big number of high profile distinguished scholars of human security research from all around the world, and diplomats and policy makers involved in human security sectors both at the United Nations and European Union levels to further promote the dialogue and debate on the current challenges in human security.
The two-day conference attracted approximately fifty academic research presentations on various aspects of human security. Prof. Hossain’s presentation focused on the status of actorness of the Sámi living the European High North within the framework of securitization structure. By exploring the meeting points of Sámi’s human security concerns interacting with the notion of securitization, he explains the agencies of the Sámi capable of identifying the referent objects of security for them affecting essential characteristics of their societal identity.