Held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, sessions topics for the 7th Polar Law Symposium include:

  • Asian interests in polar affairs
  • Polar economies and industry
  • Polar marine resources
  • Native peoples and human rights
  • The Antarctic Treaty system
  • Legal and political issues in the polar and marine environments
  • International law

The keynote presenter is Professor Akiho Shibata, Kobe University, Japan. Professor Shibata’s principal research interests are international law-making processes, international environmental law and the Antarctic Treaty System. He served as a Legal Consultant of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2001 to 2011 and participated in several environmental treaty negotiations as a member of the Japanese delegation.

The proceedings will be published as the Yearbook of Polar Law (Nijhoff).

REGISTRATIONS: To register please visit the symposium web-pages