The Arctic Council and “Law-making”

An open seminar hosted by the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies at the University of Iceland, Thursday 14 February from 12:00-13:00, in room 103 in Lögberg, University of Iceland.

 The Arctic Council is a high-level international forum established by the Ottawa Declaration of 1996. Its legal personality does not enable it to develop legislation or conclude treaties. Nevertheless, from the outset, the Arctic Council has been contributing to the development of international law as it relates to the Arctic. By looking at this practice and existing legally-binding agreements on the Arctic that were negotiated under the auspices of the Arctic Council, Dr. Natalia Loukacheva explores the Council’s evolution and role in any further “law-making” activities in this presentation.

Natalia Loukacheva Ph.D., S.J.D. is Canada Research Chair in ‘Aboriginal Governance and Law’ and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Northern British Columbia. She is the author of The Arctic Promise: Legal and Political Autonomy of Greenland and Nunavut, the editor and project leader of the first Polar Law Textbook, the Polar Law Textbook IIand of the Polar Law and Resourcesbook.