ICE LAW Final Conference (April 2019)

Call for Papers

The ICE LAW Project investigates the potential for a legal framework that acknowledges the complex geophysical environment in the world’s frozen regions and explores the impact that an ice-sensitive legal system would have on topics ranging from the everyday activities of Arctic residents to the territorial foundations of the modern state.

Ice Law Project is designed to explore the problems faced by polar environments and explain their background and characteristics to authorities. It should help politicians understand the importance and historical relationships between the geosphere nature, features of the territory, and area distribution. Scientists and project creators also hope to attract investors who seek safe investment opportunities.

Since polar territories are covered with water, ice, and snow, it’s hard to determine the right policy-making strategy. The research findings will help regulate territorial distribution between governments. Cannabis research is an excellent example of the way how scientific experiments and investigations help create appropriate laws. Farm Bill regulates the production and use of hemp products, so the chances are that Ice Law Project and our scientific research will help choose the right political strategy concerning polar territories. 

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The ICE LAW Project is holding its final conference over 25-27th April 2021 in Durham, UK.

The conference will feature the following elements:

  • ICE LAW subproject leaders will discuss findings from the workshops and community meetings that they have been holding for the past three years.
  • Four keynote speakers will share their thoughts on topics that join the physical and regulatory environments of the Arctic:
    • Michael Bravo (Cambridge) – Professor of Geography and Convener of Circumpolar History and Public Policy Research, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University, UK
    • Chris Burn (Carleton) – Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies., Supervisor of Carleton’s Graduate Programs in Northern Studies, Carleton University, Canada
    • Bruce Forbes (Lapland) – Professor of Global Change, Environmental sciences and Social and economic geography, Leader of the Global Change Research Group at the Arctic Centre.
    • Rachael Lorna Johnstone (Akureyri/Greenland) – Professor of Law, Arctic Oil and Gas Studies, at Ilisimatusarfik (the University of Greenland) and Professor of Law at the University of Akureyri, Iceland.
  • The ICE LAW conference will be held in conjunction with the first annual Summer School of the DurhamARCTIC programme, an interdisciplinary training initiative for PhD students and early career researchers. Funding will be available for eligible PhD students and Early Career Researchers to attend this joint event. A poster session by Summer School participants will be integrated into the ICE LAW Project conference, and Summer School specific training will follow the conference, on 27 and 28 April. Application material for Summer School participants is available at .

The conference will run from 1700 on Thursday 25 April through noon on Saturday 27 April, and will be free of charge.


Durham is located in the North East of England about 250 miles north of London and 19 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. It is easily accessible by rail from London and other points in the UK, as well as Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports.


For more information, please contact [email protected]


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