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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 Rowe – The endurance of the Antarctic Treaty
11:25 Tas van OmmenIce
11:50 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
14:15 Tony Press, Law-making in the Antarctic Treaty System
14:30 Andrew Simon-Butler, 100 years of the Svalbard Treaty
14:45 Donald R Rothwell, The Madrid Protocol, development and current status
15:00 Andrew Serdy, The Long Grass at the North Pole
15:30 Afternoon Tea in the Gallery 15:30 – 16:00  
  Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)
Indigenous Peoples II
Chair: David Leary Chair: Guðmundur Alfreðsson
16:00 Sabrina Hassan, A new international legally-binding instrument for proper Arctic marine resource governance Grant Christensen, Native Alaskan Corporations as models
16:15 Danielle Smith, BBNJ, CCAMLR and Marine Protected Areas Corinna Casi, Indigenous common struggles and strategies to face them
16:30 Sen Wang, Access and benefit-sharing of marine genetic resources in Antarctica Yu Cao, Communities’ reflections on oil companies’ corporate social responsibility
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
09:15 Betsy Baker, Networking regional and national Arctic science programs Randy ‘Church’ Kee, Key issues in Arctic Security
09:30 Tanja Joona, Arctic challenge for sustainability Johnny Grøneng AaseThe Polar Code, tele-medicine and patient data protection
09:45 Alan Hemmings, Challenges to substantive demilitarization in the Antarctic Treaty area
 10:30 Morning Tea in the Gallery 10:30 – 11:00
Special Session – Jeff McGee (Antarctic Documents Database demonstration)
PCRC-ArCS Special Session – Arctic legal and policy research 2020-25 #2
Time Chair: Akiho Shibata
11:00 Baozhi Cheng, Co-progressiveness of Arctic governance
11:15 Mana Tugend and Dorothée Cambou, Conservation for sustainable development and human rights
11:30 Romain Chuffart et al, The expanding role of Arctic Council Observer States
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
International Law
Time Chair: Akiho Shibata Chair:
14:00 Patrizia Vigni, Is Article IV of the Antarctic Treaty still suitable for the governance of the Antarctic seas? Alla Pozdnakova, Outer space and polar regions: challenges for international law and governance
14:15 Jill BarrettThe importance of effective compliance and enforcement for long-term resilience of the ATS Rachael Lorna Johnstone, From the Indian Ocean to the High Arctic: What the Chagos Archipelago advisory opinion tells us about Greenland
14:30 Kees Bastmeijer, Antarctica as Top Tourist Destination: Testing the Resilience of the Antarctic Treaty System Ekaterina Antsygina, Dividing the Arctic: Sovereign rights on extended continental shelves
14:45 Zia Madani, Third states’ presence on the 7th continent Leilei Zou, Resilience to collective decision-making: IWC and CCAMLR
1530 Afternoon Tea in the Gallery 15:30 – 16:00 Special Session – Jeff McGee (Antarctic Documents Database demonstration)
Policy–Law–Science Nexus in Antarctica
Asian Interests in Polar Affairs
Time Chair: Luis Valentín Ferrada Chair: Marcus Haward
16:00 Osamu Inagaki and Gen Hashida, DROMLAN and the Antarctic Treaty System
16:15 Sakiko Hataya and Akiho Shibata, Legal implications of Chinese Kunlun Station at Dome A
16:30 Arron Honiball, The role of nationality jurisdiction in CCAMLR and beyond 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 Jason Thomson, Border Drift: Norwegian Antarctic Territorial Expansion 1939–2017 Nengye Liu, The US-China trade war and the future of international polar law
1900  Conference Dinner
Frank Restaurant,
1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart
Bookings can be made when registering for the conference.

Day 3, Wednesday 4 December

Antarctic Treaty System 1
NGOs in Polar Affairs (Pre-recorded presentations)
Chair: Julia Jabour Chair: Lyn Goldsworthy
09:00 Trevor Daya-Winterbottom, ATS: Achievements and prospects Lena Zharkova, Influencing Russia’s support for Southern Ocean MPAs
09:15 Luis Valentín FerradaComparative analysis of domestic law about the Antarctic Nicole Bransome, Progressing Antarctic krill management
09:30 Indi Hodgson-JohnstonFraming the concept of territorial status of Antarctica Juliang Chen, Influencing China’s Antarctic position
09:45 Claire Christian, Developing a strong International Code for Ships operating in Polar Regions
10:00 Hanne Nielsen and Gabriela Roldan, Polar Policy in Practice: Tour Guiding in Antarctica
  Morning Tea in the Gallery 10:30 – 11:00
Antarctic Treaty System 2
Arctic Marine
Chair: Andrew Jackson Chair: Rachael Lorna Johnstone
11:00 Luis Valentín Ferrada, Environmental liability in Antarctica
11:15 David Leary, The case for enhanced protection of Antarctica’s unique geoheritage Godfred Khartey, Integrated responsibility approach: ABMT and MPAs in the Arctic
11:30 Nikolas Kempf, Towards a role for the International Seabed Authority in the Antarctic Jan Solski, New Russian legislative approaches and the applicable navigational rights and freedoms within the Northern Sea Route
12:30 Lunch 12:30 – 14:00  
Antarctic Marine
Environmental Law and Management I
Time Chair: Marcus Haward Chair: Jeff McGee
14:00 Leilei Zou, Resilience of ATS in the perspective of CCAMLR development Hema Nadarajah, Examining the prevalence of soft law: Cases of Arctic and climate change
14:15 Lyn Goldsworthy, Putting conservation back into the CAMLR Convention Seita Romppanen and Sabaa Ahmad Khan, Legal gaps and complexities of polar pollution in an Arctic context
14:30 Denzil Miller and E Murray, Trust but verify: Fisheries compliance evaluation and sustainable Antarctic marine living resource management Assi Harkoma, Good 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 John Abrahamson, Legal framework for the development of polar satellite monitoring and pooled emergency response vessel regimes
 1700 Official close and handover to Professor Akiho Shibata, Kobe University, Japan – host of 13th Polar Law Symposium 2020


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