From the editors:
There are lots of developments in Arctic law, as is well shown by this fourth edition of the Current Developments in Arctic Law. With these yearly volumes, we are striving to provide short updates on issues of legal significance taking place in the Arctic. This is of much importance, given the pace of change in this field of legal regulation in the region. We also hope that these short updates may induce younger generations to become inspired of these issues and join our growing scholarly community, within the Arctic and beyond.
Our Thematic Network on Arctic Law (of the University of the Arctic) is a unique association of mostly legal scholars but also other legal professionals. There is no similar Arctic law focused grouping, and our membership continues to grow. It is this unique Arctic Law Thematic Network that has put together this fourth edition of the Current Developments in Arctic Law. We want to thank the whole Network and especially the contributing authors for providing these updates, which are widely disseminated and read throughout the Arctic and the rest of the globe.
Research professor Timo Koivurova, Professor Waliul Hasanat