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Sunday 1 December 17:00 – 19:00

  • 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty
    Icebreaker and Registration, 12th Polar Law Symposium
    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point
    Canapes and drinks will be served.

Day 1, Monday 2 December

 0830 Registration
  Official Opening
Aurora Lecture Theatre
09:00 MC (Julia Jabour)
09:05 Uncle Dougie Mansell, Welcome to Country
09:15 Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania (Opening)
09:30 Vice Chancellor of the University of Tasmania, Professor Rufus Black (Welcome)
09:45 Tribute to the late Ágúst Þór Árnason
09:50 Keynote Presenter: Ambassador Marie Jacobsson – The Fundamental Principles of Polar Law
10:30 Morning Tea in the Gallery  10:30-11:00
The Fundamental Principles of Polar Law
Chair: Julia Jabour
11:00 Richard RoweThe endurance of the Antarctic Treaty
11:30 Tas van OmmenIce
12:00 Timo Koivurova – Possible future stresses on the polar regions (tbc)
12:30 Lunch 12:30 – 14:00
  Developments in Polar Law
Chair: Marcus Haward
14:00 Natalia Loukacheva, Polar law-making and the Arctic Council
14:20 Tony Press, Law-making in the Antarctic Treaty System
14:40 Donald R Rothwell, Hawke’s Antarctic Legacy: The Madrid Protocol
15:00 Andrew Serdy, The Long Grass at the North Pole
15:30 Afternoon Tea in the Gallery 15:30 – 16:00
  Indigenous People
Chair: Guðmundur Alfreðsson
16:00 Grant Christensen, Native Alaskan Corporations as models
16:20 Yu Cao, Communities’ reflections on oil companies’ corporate social responsibility
16:40 Corinna Casi, Indigenous common struggles and strategies to face them
17:30 Reception at Government House. Buses leave IMAS promptly at 17:30 (cannot be delayed) and return to IMAS at around 19:15

Day 2, Tuesday 3 December

PCRC-ArCS Special Session – Arctic legal and policy research 2020-25 #1
Security I
Chair: Akiho Shibata Chair:  Indi Hodgson-Johnston
09:00 Kentaro Nishimoto, Post ArCS Arctic law and policy research Kamrul Hossain, Viewing cyber security through human security lens
09:20 Betsy Baker, Networking regional and national Arctic science programs Alan Hemmings, Challenges to substantive demilitarization in the Antarctic Treaty area
09:40 Tanja Joona, Arctic challenge for sustainability Johnny Grøneng AaseThe Polar Code, tele-medicine and patient data protection
10:00 John Abrahamson, Legal framework for the development of polar satellite monitoring and pooled emergency response vessel regimes
 10:30 Morning Tea in the Gallery 10:30 – 11:00
PCRC-ArCS Special Session – Arctic legal and policy research 2020-25 #2
Security II
Time Chair: Akiho Shibata Chair: Dwayne Menezes
11:00 Baozhi Cheng, Co-progressiveness of Arctic governance Randy ‘Church’ KeeKey issues in Arctic Security
11:15 Mana Tugend and Dorothée Cambou, Conservation for sustainable development and human rights Heather Nicol, Regional Border Security Management in the Territorial North
11:30 Romain Chuffart et al, The expanding role of Arctic Council Observer States Christian Leuprecht, The case for an alternative border management paradigm in the North American Arctic
11:45 Alexandra Carlton, Fish going north: new routes, new trade, new disease in the Arctic  
 1230 Lunch 12:30 – 14:00
Book Launch (Introduced by Dr Nengye Liu): Nengye Liu, Cassandra M Brooks and Tianbao Qin (eds) Governing Marine Living Resources in the Polar Regions (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar) 2019
Kobe PCRC Special Session – Antarctic Treaty System Resilience
Time Chair: Akiho Shibata
14:00 Patrizia Vigni, Is Article IV of the Antarctic Treaty still suitable for the governance of the Antarctic seas?
14:15 Jill BarrettThe importance of effective compliance and enforcement for long-term resilience of the ATS
14:30 Kees Bastmeijer, Antarctica as Top Tourist Destination: Testing the Resilience of the Antarctic Treaty System
14:45 Zia Madani, Third states’ presence on the 7th continent
1530 Afternoon Tea in the Gallery 15:30 – 16:00
Policy–Law–Science Nexus in Antarctica
International Law
Time Chair: Luis Valentín Ferrada Chair: Natalia Loukacheva
16:00 Osamu Inagaki and Gen Hashida, DROMLAN and the Antarctic Treaty System
Alla Pozdnakova, Outer space and polar regions: challenges for international law and governance
16:15 Sakiko Hataya and Akiho Shibata, Legal implications of Chinese Kunlun Station at Dome A Rachael Lorna Johnstone, From the Indian Ocean to the High Arctic: What the Chagos Archipelago advisory opinion tells us about Greenland
16:30 Arron Honiball, The role of nationality jurisdiction in CCAMLR and beyond Ekaterina Antsygina, Dividing the Arctic: Sovereign rights on extended continental shelves
16:45 Jason Thomson, Border Drift: Norwegian Antarctic Territorial Expansion 1939–2017 Xueping Li, Towards a New System of International Trusteeship? The Critical Legal Issues on the Regulation of Antarctic Protected Areas
17:00   Sen WangAccess and benefit-sharing of marine genetic resources in Antarctica
1900  Conference Dinner
Frank Restaurant,
1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart

Day 3, Wednesday 4 December

Antarctic Treaty System 1
NGOs in Polar Affairs (*Pre-Recorded 10 min Presentations)
Chair: Julia Jabour Chair: Lyn Goldsworthy
09:00 Trevor Daya-Winterbottom, ATS: Achievements and prospects Hanne Nielsen and Gabriela Roldan, Polar Policy in Practice: Tour Guiding in Antarctica (live)
09:15 Luis Valentín FerradaComparative analysis of domestic law about the Antarctic *Lena Zharkova, Influencing Russia’s support for Southern Ocean MPAs
09:30 Indi Hodgson-JohnstonFraming the concept of territorial status of Antarctica *Nicole Bransome, Progressing Antarctic krill management
09:45 Caroline Foster, Due Diligence in Antarctic Environmental Protection *Jiliang Chen, Campaigning for CCAMLR MPAs in China
10:00 David Leary, The case for enhanced protection of Antarctica’s unique geoheritage *Claire ChristianDeveloping a strong International Code for Ships operating in Polar Regions
    *Eunhee Kim, NGO contribution to halting Korean IUU fishing in the Southern Ocean
  Morning Tea in the Gallery 10:30 – 11:00 | Special Session Antarctic Documents Database Demonstration
Antarctic Marine
Arctic Marine
Chair: Nengye Liu Chair: Rachael Lorna Johnstone
11:00 Denzil Miller and E Murray, Trust but verify: Fisheries compliance evaluation and sustainable Antarctic marine living resource management Godfred KharteyIntegrated responsibility approach: ABMT and MPAs in the Arctic
11:20 Lyn GoldsworthyPutting conservation back into the CAMLR Convention Jan SolskiNew Russian legislative approaches and the applicable navigational rights and freedoms within the Northern Sea Route
11:40 Nikolas Kempf, Towards a role for the International Seabed Authority in the Antarctic Andrew Simon-Butler, 100 years of the Svalbard Treaty
12:00 Leilei Zou, Resilience of ATS in the perspective of CCAMLR development David Vanderzwaag, Governance of the Central Arctic Ocean: Cooperative Currents, Foggy Future
12:30 Lunch 12:30 – 14:00 | Sponsored by The Tasmanian Polar Network
Environmental Law and Management
Time Chair: Timo Koivurova
14:00 Hema NadarajahExamining the prevalence of soft law: Cases of Arctic and climate change
14:20 Seita Romppanen and Sabaa Ahmad KhanLegal gaps and complexities of polar pollution in an Arctic context
14:40 Assi HarkomaGood practices for EIA and meaningful engagement in the Arctic
15:30 Afternoon Tea in the Gallery 15:30 – 16:00  
Polar Commentaries
Chair: Tony Press
16:00 Edythe Weeks, Peopling the future: Pre-colonization stage of polar regions development and outer space development
16:15 Roald Berg, The Spitzbergen proto-condominium treaty of 1920
16:30 Yuanyuan Ren, Reflections on the Compatibility of China’s practices in the Arctic ocean and the South China Sea: A focus on historic maritime claims
16:45 Nengye Liu, The US-China trade war and the future of international polar law
 1700 Official close and handover to Professor Akiho Shibata, Kobe University, Japan – host of 13th Polar Law Symposium 2020


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