Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance
Elizabeth Kirk (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Arctic Actors in International Law: The Usual Suspects?
Everyone is interested in the Arctic, or at least that is how it sometimes seems. It also appears that everyone wants to have a say about how the Arctic environment is managed, used or protected and that in this context the balance of power between Arctic States and other actors is somewhat unusual. Non-State actors and States from outside the Arctic region appear at first sight to have a larger role in decision-making that one might anticipate. The questions explored in this paper were
- what rights do these various groups of actors have to participate in decision making?
– who does decide on the uses, management or protection of the Arctic (or more specifically of the Arctic Ocean)? and
-what does this tell us about the making or development of international law?