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International Law Working Group: The Arctic Council and scientific assessments as regulatory instruments

Dates:
  • Mon 28 Sep 2020 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-09-28 15:00 2020-09-28 17:00 Europe/Paris International Law Working Group: The Arctic Council and scientific assessments as regulatory instruments

Presentation by Laura Wanner, Junior Research Fellow at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

 

Contrary to what is regularly assumed, instead of an "Arctic meltdown" there is rather an active regional cooperation within the Arctic and between Arctic and sub-Arctic states. Especially the work of the Arctic Council as the most important Arctic regional forum is seen as a successful regional cooperation with regard to environmental protection, sustainable development and climate change.

As a high-level forum, the Arctic Council itself cannot adopt legally binding decisions and works regularly through scientific assessments. With regard to Arctic shipping, the 2009 Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment established the framework for the work of the Arctic Council in this area.

However, what relevance did this scientific assessment play in the legal context and how can we understand and describe the assessment as international lawyers?

 

Laura Wanner will present the 2009 AMSA scientific report and discuss these questions which are part of her PhD project about the regulation of Arctic shipping.

 

In order to comply with the EUI security measures on social distancing, participation to the event is limited. To register (both for Zoom and in person attendance), please send an e-mail to  International Law Working Group.

The zoom link will be shared only with registered participants the day before the event.

 

Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

Presentation by Laura Wanner, Junior Research Fellow at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

 

Contrary to what is regularly assumed, instead of an "Arctic meltdown" there is rather an active regional cooperation within the Arctic and between Arctic and sub-Arctic states. Especially the work of the Arctic Council as the most important Arctic regional forum is seen as a successful regional cooperation with regard to environmental protection, sustainable development and climate change.

As a high-level forum, the Arctic Council itself cannot adopt legally binding decisions and works regularly through scientific assessments. With regard to Arctic shipping, the 2009 Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment established the framework for the work of the Arctic Council in this area.

However, what relevance did this scientific assessment play in the legal context and how can we understand and describe the assessment as international lawyers?

 

Laura Wanner will present the 2009 AMSA scientific report and discuss these questions which are part of her PhD project about the regulation of Arctic shipping.

 

In order to comply with the EUI security measures on social distancing, participation to the event is limited. To register (both for Zoom and in person attendance), please send an e-mail to  International Law Working Group.

The zoom link will be shared only with registered participants the day before the event.

 


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Working group

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