Abstract and Proposal Deadline: 15th Polar Law Symposium

Event Type: Deadlines

When: 15 May 2022

Where: Reykjavík, Iceland

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15th Polar Law Symposium Information


The 15th Polar Law Symposium (PLS) will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 12-14 October 2022. The Polar Law Institute and the Center for Arctic Studies at the University of Iceland will be co-hosting the Symposium in partnership with the Arctic Circle.

You are invited to submit proposals for keynotes, panels, workshops and/or single topic presentations for inclusion on the PLS agenda. Please note that the deadline for the call for proposals has been extended to 15 May 2022.

An advisory committee is composed of Gudmundur Alfredsson (Stefansson Arctic Institute), Pia Hansson (University of Iceland), Julia Jabour (University of Tasmania), Timo Koivurova (University of Lapland) Akiho Shihata (University of Kobe), and Embla Eir Oddsdottir (Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network). Jonathan Wood, Symposium Manager and PhD fellow at the University of Iceland will be heading a planning committee with the members currently consisting of Federica Scarpa, (Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network – IACN) and Snæfríður Grímsdóttir (Centre for Arctic Studies).

Abstract Submission

The PLS Advisory Committee particularly welcomes submissions on the Arctic and Antarctic including, but not limited to topics addressing:

  • Legal regimes in the Arctic and Antarctic within the fields of international law, national law, and regional law
  • Arctic and Antarctic Governance & Policy
  • Constitutional developments
  • Sovereignty issues and boundary disputes on land and sea, land resource claims
  • Human Rights, rights of Indigenous Peoples, decolonization and reconciliation
  • Environmental law, Transitional Justice, Energy Justice, and Environmental Justice
  • Biodiversity, wildlife use, and governance of natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples and Minorities, Self-Governance and Good Governance Law of the Sea, Shipping, and Fisheries Agreements
  • International Arctic marine governance and management
  • Arctic Geo- Politics and Security, including Non-Military Aspects
  • Gender Equality in the Arctic
  • Development Economics in the Arctic and Arctic Economies and business Future of Polar Law: existing and new challenges
  • Sustainable and inclusive Development, Food security
  • Policy - Relevant-Science within the context of Arctic; Antarctica and the third pole

Proposals should be sent to Jonathan Wood: wood.jonathan.w [at] gmail.com no later than 15 May 2022. Presentations are expected to be 10-12 minutes long.

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15th Polar Law Symposium Information