«Arctic Law: Current Legal Regulation, Teaching and Research»

«Arctic Law: Current Legal Regulation, Teaching and Research»
26/05/2019 14:00:00—26/05/2019 18:00:00

IASC Artic Science Summit Week

«Arctic Law: Current Legal Regulation, Teaching and Research» 

It is a great pleasure to announce the Arctic Community Meeting within the Arctic Science Summit Week 2019 (ASSW 2019) «Arctic Law: Current Legal Regulation, Teaching and Research» to be held on 26th of May, 2019 in Intellectual Center of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia.

Currently, the Arctic development vector of the Russian state policy is one of the priorities. The government adopted the state program of socio-economic development of the Arctic zone. The urgency of ensuring the national security of the country in the Arctic region is increasing. The expansion of international cooperation in the sub-Arctic region is an objective necessity. All this testifies to the specifics of the complex legal regulation of international and national activities in the Arctic.

To solve the above mentioned problems of legal regulation at the regional, Federal and international levels requires a special application of the General legal norms or the creation of a special group of rules of conduct based on the specifics of international, environmental, constitutional, transport law; peculiarities of implementation and protection of personal, political, socio-economic human rights; implementation and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples; support and development of knowledge in the field of international economic and political relations in the circumpolar North; the role of traditional practices and customary law of indigenous peoples in the formation of the legal framework of Arctic law (in particular, environmental law).

Within the framework of this Arctic Community Meeting, it is planned to continue the dialogue between the University community, the governments, civil society on the actual formation of the Arctic law as a separate group of legal norms, and the prospects for its development.

Topics to be discussed

— current challenges in the field of legal regulation in the Arctic: problems and solutions;
— mechanisms and tools for the development of Arctic law: integration of traditions and innovations;
— training of specialists in the field of Arctic law: the needs of the governments and business;
— improvement of legal mechanisms to protect the rights of indigenous peoples of the Arctic;
— best practices to stimulate the flow of population to the Arctic regions, improve the investment climate, develop production, as well as small and medium-sized businesses;
— establishment of special requirements for extraction and transportation of natural resources, as well as environmental protection in order to preserve the unique Arctic ecosystems and human health.  

Date: 26.05.2019 

Time: from 14:00 till 18:00

Place: NArFU, Intellectual Center. 

Working language: English. 

Poster's model

Requirements for abstracts for publication

Who can participate: This event is open to everyone. Participants of the core ASSW2019 programme, and other visitors can participate freely in the discussion

To participate in the event with a report or poster, you should register before May, 1, 2019

Materials for publication and posters for printing should be submitted in electronic form to: arcticlaw@narfu.ru before May, 1, 2019. 

Registration form 

The key dates:           

  • May, 1 – registration deadline, abstract submission deadline;
  • May, 26 – the meeting day. 


Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia,
e-mail: arcticlaw@narfu.ru 

  • Ms. Tatiana Sorokina,
    Head of the Arctic Biomonitoring Laboratory,
    Associate Professor of the Department of International Law and Comparative Jurisprudence at the Higher School of Economics,
    Management and Law, NArFU
  • Ms. Tatiana Khairova,
    Senior expert on international cooperation, Higher School of Economics,
    Management and Law, NArFU.

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