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Call for Presentations

PCRC-ArCS Special Session at 12th Polar Law Symposium

At the 12th Polar Law Symposium in Hobart, Tasmania (1-4 December 2019), PCRC will establish a special session comprising of two panels: “International law for the Arctic: The future agenda for post-ArCS legal and policy research 2020-25” and “The resilience of the Antarctic Treaty System to the current and future challenges”. The travel funding will be available for successful presenters. The deadline of call for presentations is 3 April. Please apply! For details, see the symposium website.


February 5, PCRC International Seminar Series

On February 5, 2019 PCRC convened the 11th and 12th international law seminar. In this seminar, Mr. Romain F.R. Chuffart, LL.D. Candidate, University of Lapland (Finland) and Research fellow at PCRC, gave a presentation on "Pan-Arctic Collaboration: Toward a More Integrated Region?", and Mr. Tony Cabus, LL.D. candidate, GSICS, Kobe University, gave a presentation on "The Due Diligence Obligation of States in Environmental Law". For details, please see the seminar flyers: 11th seminar, 12th seminar.


January 9, The summary report on the PCRC 4th International Symposium is now available!

The summary report on the PCRC 4th International Symposium is now available in both English and Japanese.

Circumpolar News

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October 19-21, 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly was held October 19-21 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest international forum on the Arctic and is attended by governments, experts, scientists, businesses, NGOs, indigenous peoples and others interested in the future of the Arctic.

Japan's Foreign Minister Kono made speach at the plenary of the Assembly. The text of Minister's speech is available from here.

October 12, The Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting (AEMM) was held in Finland.

The Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting (AEMM) was held at Rovaniemi. The meeting has focused on the issues concerning climate change, biodiversity and pollution prevention.

October 3, 2018 Central Arctic Ocean fisheries agreement signed by 10 parties, including Japan.

Nine countries and EU signed the agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean. Related information is available from here: Barents Observer, U.S. State Department, and MOFA Japan.

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