Current Developments in Arctic Law

Arctic Law Thematic Network, Vol. 1, p. 8, 2013

50 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2014

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Elizabeth Burleson; London School of Economics (LSE)

Date Written: December 31, 2013


Ongoing changes in the Arctic generate an increase of human activities (e.g., shipping and exploitation of natural resources), ones which will require legal and other regulation if they are to be safe and sustainable. This book compiles 18 short contributions that will provide into how the law and policy function in the Arctic. Many of the contributions identify legal issues that will shape the future of the Arctic, offering perspectives that would benefit the legal community at large.

Keywords: Arctic Energy, Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples Rights, Polar Law, Marine Mammal, Arctic Sub-national Governments within Arctic Council, Status of Greenland, International Declaration on the Protection of Sacred Sites in the Arctic, Mining, Local Communities, Arctic Ocean Shipping, Human Rights

Suggested Citation

Burleson, Elizabeth, Current Developments in Arctic Law (December 31, 2013). Arctic Law Thematic Network, Vol. 1, p. 8, 2013, Available at SSRN:

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London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )

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