The imminent need for trained “polar lawyers”.

January 25, 2008 at 1:07 pm (frightening things, politics) (, , )

Next fall, the University of Akureyri (in northern Iceland) is providing a graduate program that focuses on “polar law.” This will be the first such program and, because of the legal issues that will undoubtedly only become more confused as the world’s ice caps and polar resources continue to disappear, it will surely not be the last.

Emphasis is placed upon relevant areas of public international law, such as environmental law, the law of the sea, questions of sovereignty and boundary disputes on land and sea, natural resources law, the rights of indigenous peoples in the north, self-government and good governance, and land and resources claims in the polar regions.

Eep!

Via Boing Boing.

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