Ms Sabrina Hasan
Arctic Ocean (AO) being enriched with marine resources and due to its rapid changes, opening the door for human activities, it has attracted the concern of the protection of the Arctic marine biodiversity through the effective implementation of legally binding instruments which will be influential to the enforcement of scientific cooperation between Arctic and Non-Arctic States. Moreover, diplomatic issues along with laws and regulations regarding Arctic Ocean governance have raised the concern to come up with an effective legal regime for the conservation and sustainable development of Arctic marine biodiversity. Though there are some applicable legal instruments in existence, the rapid changes in the AO and increased human activities have called for a stronger one. Now the question is whether that regime shall be within national or regional framework and how the upcoming so called BBNJ can be an influential and effective instrument to promote the conservation and sustainable development of Arctic marine biodiversity which are beyond national jurisdiction. Therefore, the paper highlights the existing issues in relation to Arctic marine biodiversity and an analysis of these concerns regarding that how the conservation and sustainable development of Arctic marine biodiversity can be promoted under the BBNJ.
The author is a PhD Candidate under the South China Sea Institute of Xiamen University; She has received LLM in Maritime Law from BSMR Maritime University, Bangladesh; MSS specialized with Victimology and Restorative Justice and PGDIR from University of Dhaka; LLB from the University of London, UK. Currently, She is engaged as Editorial Team Member, South Asian Journal of Law and Policy; Contributing Writer, Our Time; Project Consultant, Justice Watch Foundation. Formerly, She served Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs as a Research Assistant (Law).