International Polar Law brings together seminal articles and essays on the law of the polar regions. This single volume traces the historical development of polar law in the Arctic and Antarctic and then analyses in detail the specific legal regimes that have developed for both regions. Common elements assist in the assessment of recent and future developments in international polar law as it has evolved from a narrow legal discourse into one that reflects a significant body of international law for regions that have increasing importance in global affairs.
With an original introduction by the editors, this collection will be a valuable resource for students, academics and practitioners.
‘The Polar regions have, in recent years, attracted a greater significance among both political and academic communities across the globe. While extensive research inputs from the natural science disciplines are readily available, knowledge from the legal disciplines has so far been found only relatively sporadically. International Polar Law offers a collection of essays and articles in one accessible place, sourced from highly-regarded international journals at various times, from the beginning of the twentieth century to today. As such, the volume is an invaluable resource, useful for both lawyers and members of the scholarly community interested in Polar legal issues.’
– Kamrul Hossain, University of Lapland, Finland
Contributors include: P.C. Jessup, C.C. Joyner, T. Koivurova, J. Kraska D. Pharand, K.N. Scott, B. Simma, D. VanderZwaag, R. Wolfrum.
Edited by Donald R. Rothwell, Professor of International Law, ANU College of Law, The Australian National University and Alan D. Hemmings, Independent Polar Specialist and an Adjunct Associate Professor, Gateway Antarctica Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.