In recent years legal issues in the Arctic have gained special significance as the region is undergoing a huge transformation. This transformation is mainly due to double pressures of economic globalization and climate change, which causes diverse challenges to the existing legal structures functioning in the region. There are plenty of topical issues to deal with. They include: outer continental shelf law in the Arctic Ocean, legal questions related to the opening Arctic seas, rights of Arctic indigenous peoples, biodiversity law, oil and gas related regulations etc.
To know more about the Thematic Network on Arctic Law, visit our web-pages at www.arcticcentre.org/arcticlaw
Professor Timo Koivurova, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, FinlandEmail: timo.koivurova (at)ulapland.fi Vice-leader: Researcher Leena Heinämäki, University of Lapland, FinlandEmail: leena.heinamaki (at) ulapland.fiSub-group leaders: Øyvind Ravna (UiT): oyvind.ravna(at)uit.no Batsy Baker (VLS):bbaker(at)vermontlaw.edu Natalia Loukacheva (UT): n.loukacheva(at)utoronto.ca
UArctic International Secretariat / University of Lapland Box 122 / FIN-96101 / Rovaniemi, Finland / tel. +358-16-341 341/ www.uarctic.org