This year's theme for the symposium is quite open. It covers a wide variety of topics relating to the Arctic and the Antarctic. On the first day, the discussions and presentations will deal with the International law. And the topics are for example managing the Changing Arctic environment and its resources and enhancing the prospects for better environmental and safety management in the polar regions.
On day two, the theme is geopolitics, and it will held discussion and presentations on such topics as Climate change, security and geopolitics in the polar regions and New approaches to Arctic governance. The last day's topic is Indigenous Peoples. The panel sessions are Indigenous governance in-between international and national law, Indigenous rights and policy in the Russian North and Legal rights of the Sami and their influence on others.
The program of the symposium and contact information can be found here.
Fifth Polar Law Symposium
Thu, Sep 06, 2012
On September 6-8 the Fifth Polar Law Symposium will be held at one of the birthplaces of Arctic cooperation - Rovaniemi. The meeting will be hosted by the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre and the University of Lapland. The keynote speakers include Charles Emmerson (Chatham House) and Donald Rothwell (Australian National University). We also expect participation from the local authorities and Sami politicians.