12TH POLAR LAW SYMPOSIUM

The Fundamental Principles of Polar Law

HOBART, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
1 to 4 December 2019, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, Tasmania

Join us for the 12th 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 its Arctic Law Thematic Network (Finland) to host the 12th Polar Law Symposium. This will be the second time the event has been held in Tasmania, following the successful 7th Symposium held in 2014.

The 12th Polar Law Symposium will once again be held at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) campus in Hobart, the capital city of the state of Tasmania, Australia.

Academics, students and practitioners from around the world will attend and participate in this event, which will include sessions on topics:

  • Developments in polar law
  • Polar marine resources
  • Climate law
  • Native peoples and human rights
  • The Antarctic Treaty system
  • Arctic Council
  • Developments in international law
  • Asian interests in polar affairs
  • Polar economies and industry

Participants are encouraged to nominate topics for panel discussions.

Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations is now open! Abstracts are due Wednesday 3 April 2019. Click here for more information.

Registration

Registration for the 2019 Polar Law Symposium will be opening on Wednesday 22 May.

Accommodation

We have listed some of the hotels within comfortable walking distance of IMAS: accommodation suggestions. Hobart also has an active AirBnB community and a variety of hostels.

Program

A provisional program will be posted online on Wednesday 22 May.

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.

Venue Address:
20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER

Reception to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the adoption of the Antarctic Treaty

TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER

Symposium Sessions

Symposium Dinner

MONDAY 2 DECEMBER

Symposium Opening

Symposium Sessions

WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER

Symposium Sessions

Symposium Close

QUESTIONS

Program

For questions about the program, please contact the Symposium Convenor, Julia Jabour.

EMAIL julia.jabour@utas.edu.au

Registration & Accommodation

For registration and accommodation enquiries, please contact the team at Conference Design.

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HOSTS & SPONSORS

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