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Arthur Watts public international law seminar series sponsored by Volterra Fietta: The New Arctic Frontier in International Law and Diplomacy

Event Details

Time: Seminar - 17:30-19:00, Drinks reception - 19:00-20:00

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP


This seminar will focus on major developments in Arctic international law and diplomacy, such as evolving governance structures (in particular related to the Arctic Council); the rights in international law of indigenous peoples; challenges for law of the sea and shipping (including the negotiations on a Polar Shipping Code); boundary issues and delineation of Arctic continental shelves; regulation of Arctic fisheries; promoting and removing barriers to scientific co-operation; promotion of sustainable development; and the emerging role of non-Arctic States in the region.

The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception.


Keynote speaker

  • Evan T. Bloom, Director, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, U.S. Department of State


  • Frederick J. Kenney, Director Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, International Maritime Organization
  • Dr Alexandra Xanthaki, Brunel Law School


  • Professor David D. Caron, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

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Sponsored by

Event convened by Jill Barrett, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).

CPD points

This event is accredited for 1.5 CPD points.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £35
  • Full-time Academic - £20
  • Full-time Student - £12


  • Individual - £59
  • Full-time Academic - £35
  • Full-time Student - £20

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.


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