7th Polar Law Symposium
The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (University of Tasmania, Australia) is proud to join the Polar Law Institute (University of Akureyri, Iceland), the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law - Arctic Centre (University of Lapland, Finland), the University of the Arctic and the Arctic Law Thematic Network (Finland) in organizing the 7th Polar Law Symposium. This will be the first time t 30he event has been held in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is hosting the Symposium from 28 to 31 October 2014 in Hobart, the capital city of the state of Tasmania, Australia.
Academics, students and practitioners from around the world will attend and participate in the 3-day event, which will include sessions on topics:
- 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).
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The Host Venue
The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) pursues multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary work to advance understanding of temperate marine, Southern Ocean, and Antarctic environments.
IMAS is a centre for both research and education. Our basic and applied research is characterised as innovative, relevant, and globally distinctive. Education at IMAS delivers world class programs, resulting in highly trained graduates who serve the needs of academic institutions, industry, government, and the community. Our natural advantages include our Southern Ocean location proximal to Antarctica and Tasmania hosting one of the world's largest critical masses of marine and Antarctic researchers.
20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia
A detailed provisional program will be posted by online
Early Registration Closes