Arctic Challenge for Sustainability Ⅱ

ArCS II Research Program on

International Law

Arctic Challenge
for Sustainability ll

Designing Resilient International Legal Regimes for a Sustainable Arctic and the Contribution of Japan

This research program aims to create a blueprint for resilient international regimes to support the sustainability of the transforming Arctic region, based on evidence-based research on international law and policy related to the Arctic. Maintaining and strengthening the rule of law in the Arctic region is a pillar of Japan’s Arctic policy. Director Shibata is leading a team of about 15 Japanese lawyers to implement this research program with annual budget of about 20,000,000JPY for five years until March 2025.

This page is the list of research results from the project members as well as its collaborators*, in a chronological order.

August 2021
Peer-Reviewed Paper

Akiho Shibata, 2021. Chapter 22 Good Faith. The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law Second Edition Edited by Lavanya Rajamani and Jacqueline Peel, Oxford University Press, 368-382. ISBN: 9780198849155

June 2021
Book Review

Romain Chuffart*, Book Review: Research Handbook on Polar Law. Edited by Karen N Scott and David L VanderZwaag. 2020. Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar. 512 p, hardback. ISBN 9781788119580. GBP 200. Polar Record, Volume 57, 2021, e25.

June 2021
Presentation

Romain Chuffart*, June 30, 2021. Highlights of the International Law Research Program 2020-21. ArCS II the 2nd plenary meeting, Online.

June 2021
Presentation

稲垣治, 2021年6月26日. 国際法における生態系概念の浸透とその影響:生態系アプローチ概念をてがかりに. 京都国際法研究会, オンライン.

June 2021
Presentation

柴田明穂, 2021年6月25日. 北極科学協力協定の意義再考:第2回実施会合に参加して. 第2回ArCS II国際法制度課題研究会, オンライン.

June 2021
Seminar/Event

2021年6月25日. ArCS II国際法制度課題2021年度第1回全体会合, オンライン. 主催者:柴田明穂, 西本健太郎, 小坂田裕子.

June 2021
Seminar/Event

2021年6月25日. 第2回ArCS II国際法制度課題研究会, オンライン. 主催者:柴田明穂, 西本健太郎, 小坂田裕子.

June 2021
Peer-Reviewed Paper

Alexander Sergunin*, Thinking about Russian Arctic council chairmanship: Challenges and opportunities, 2021. Polar Science, 100694.

May 2021
Expert Participation

柴田明穂, 2021. 北極に関する国際科学協力を促進するための協定の実施に関する第2回会合報告. ArCSⅡ公式ウェブサイト.

May 2021
Expert Participation

Akiho Shibata, 2021. Report on IASC-SHWG at ASSW 2021. ArCSⅡ Official Web Site.

AY 2020 (April 2020〜March 2021)
March 2021
Presentation

Rachael Lorna Johnstone*, Akiho Shibata, March 30, 2021. Polar Law. Iceland-Japan Joint Seminar on Arctic Research, Online.

March 2021
Presentation

Kentaro Nishimoto, March 26, 2021. The BBNJ agreement and the implementation of ecosystem-based management in the Central Arctic Ocean. Arctic Science Summit Week 2021, Online.

March 2021
Poster Presentation

Kie Abe, Akiho Shibata, Hiroyuki Enomoto, March 19-26, 2021. Connecting policy, law and science for better decision-making for the Arctic: Arctic Council, IPCC, Arctic Science Agreement, and ASM-3. Arctic Science Summit Week 2021, Online.

March 2021
Press Release

ロマン・シュファール*, 幡谷咲子*, 稲垣治, リンジィ・アーサー, 2021年3月26日. ArCS II国際法制度課題ブリーフィングペーパー・シリーズ第3号「日本の北極域関与に関する評価と今後の展望」を発刊. 神戸大学 ArCS II 国際法制度課題専用サイト.

March 2021
Briefing Paper

ロマン・シュファール*, 幡谷咲子*, 稲垣治, リンジィ・アーサー, 2021. 日本の北極域関与に関する評価と今後の展望-ArCSの成果を踏まえた若手研究者からの示唆. ArCS II国際法制度課題ブリーフィングペーパー・シリーズ, 第3号J, ArCS II/Int’l Law/BPS/03/J/PB (2021/3), 1-5.

March 2021
Press Release

阿部紀恵, セイタ・ロンパネン, 豊島淳子, 柴田明穂, 2021年3月24日. ArCS II国際法制度課題からブリーフィングペーパー・シリーズを発刊. 神戸大学 ArCS II 国際法制度課題専用サイト.

March 2021
Press Release

Kie Abe, Seita Romppanen, Junko Toyoshima, Akiho Shibata, March 24, 2021. ArCS II International Law Research Program published its first Briefing Paper Series on Arctic marine plastic problems. Kobe University ArCS II International Law Research Program Special Site.

March 2021
Briefing Paper

阿部紀恵, セイタ・ロンパネン, 豊島淳子, 柴田明穂, 2021. 北極域の海洋プラスチック問題 -国際法と海洋科学の共同研究の必要性. ArCS II国際法制度課題ブリーフィングペーパー・シリーズ, 第2号J, ArCS II/Int’l Law/BPS/02/J/FS (2021/3), 1-9.

March 2021
Book

2021年3月15日. 浅田正彦, 桐山孝信, 小畑郁, 柴田明穂 他編. ベーシック条約集2021年版, 東信堂.

March 2021
Press Release

柴田明穂, 2021年3月19日. 第13回極域法国際シンポジウムにおいて、ArCS II国際法制度課題として取り組むべき北極国際法政策研究の課題と今後の方向性が示されました. 神戸大学 ArCS II 国際法制度課題専用サイト.

March 2021
Press Release

Akiho Shibata, March 19, 2021. At the 13th Polar Law Symposium, many issues and approaches identified as our future research agenda for ArCS II International Law Research Program. Kobe University ArCS II International Law Research Program Special Site.

March 2021
Seminar/Event

2021年3月15日. ArCS II国際法制度課題第2回全体会合, オンライン. 主催者:柴田明穂, 西本健太郎, 小坂田裕子.

March 2021
Seminar/Event

2021年3月15日. 第1回ArCS II国際法制度課題研究会, オンライン. 主催者:柴田明穂, 西本健太郎, 小坂田裕子.

March 2021
Presentation

西本健太郎, 2021年3月15日. BBNJ新協定と中央北極海の生態系アプローチに基づく管理.国際法制度課題第1回研究会, オンライン.

March 2021
Presentation

岡松暁子, 2021年3月1日. 国際公法(海洋法と国際紛争の平和的解決). JICA研修, オンライン.

February
Briefing Paper

Kie Abe, Seita Romppanen, Junko Toyoshima, Akiho Shibata, 2021. Arctic marine plastic problems: Potential collaborative research between international law and marine sciences. ArCS II International Law Briefing Paper Series, No.1 (E) (February 2021), Fact Sheet ArCS II/Int’l Law/BPS/01/E/FS (2021/2), 1-9.

January 2021
Presentation

Yuko Osakada, January 20, 2021. From Victims to Contributors: A Human Rights Approach to Climate Change for the Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic. The 4th seminar of the Panel on the Rights of Arctic Indigenous peoples, Online.

January 2021
Seminar/Event

January 28, 2021. The PoLSciNex Panel Wrap Up Seminar, Online. Convenor: Akiho Shibata.

January 2021
Seminar/Event

January 20, 2021. The 4th Seminar of the Panel on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic, Online. Convenor: Yuko Osakada

January 2021
Press Release

柴田明穂, Romain Chuffar*, 2021年1月13日. 北極資源開発をめぐる学際的研究成果. 神戸大学.

December 2020
Book

Gudmundur Alfredsson*, Julia Jabour, Timo Koivurova, and Akiho Shibata Eds, 2020. The Yearbook of Polar Law Volume:12, Brill. 978-90-04-43637-4.

December 2020
Peer-Reviewed Paper

Romain Chuffart*, Sakiko Hataya*, Osamu Inagaki, and Lindsay Arthur, 2020. Assessing Japan’s Arctic Engagement during the ArCS Project (2015–2020). The Yearbook of Polar Law Online, Vol.12, Issue 1. 328–348.

December 2020
Peer-Reviewed Paper

Akiho Shibata and Romian Chuffart*, 2020. Sustainability as an integrative principle: The role of international law in Arctic resource development. Polar Record, Vol.56, 1-9.

December 2020
Conference Report

Mami Furuhata, 2020. Conference Report of the 13th Polar Law Symposium Special Online Session. Current Developments in Arctic Law, Vol.8, 60-64.

December 2020
Presentation

Tanja Joona*, December 9, 2020. Arctic Justice: Introduction to JUSTNORTH. The 3rd seminar of the Panel on the Rights of Arctic Indigenous peoples, The 13th Polar Law Symposium, Online.

December 2020
Seminar/Event

December 9, The 3rd Seminar of the Panel on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic, Online. Convenor: Yuko Osakada

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November9-30, 2020.The 13th Polar Law Symposium, Online. Convenor: Akiho Shibata, Kentaro Nishimoto, Yuko Osakada, Mami Furuhata, Osamu Inagaki, Zia Madani* et al.

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 27, 2020. Legal Monitoring of the Investment Projects in the Indigenous Lands, Online. Convenor: Osamu Inagaki, Mami Furuhata, etc.

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 26, 2020. ‘Plastic Arctic’- How does law deal with the emerging threat of Arctic plastic pollution?, Online. Convenor: Akiho Shibata, Kentaro Nishimoto, Yuko Osakada

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 25, 2020. Polar Inter-legality: Arctic Indigenous Communities and Antarctic Icebergs as Subjects of Negative and Positive Inter-legality, Online. Convenor: Yuko Osakada.

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 25, 2020. Polar Inter-legality: Arctic Indigenous Communities and Antarctic Icebergs as Subjects of Negative and Positive Inter-legality, Online. Convenor: Osamu Inagaki, Mami Furuhata, etc.

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 24, 2020. Recent Developments of International Environmental Law in the Polar Regions, Online. Convenor: Zia Madani*, Mami Furuhata, Akiho Shibata

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 23, 2020. The Legal Framework for Arctic Ocean Governance, Online. Convenor: Kentaro Nishimoto

November 2020
Presentation

Makoto Seta, November 23, 2020. Harmonization or Collision: The Relationship between Science and Experience in the Arctic Ocean. Seminar on the Legal Framework for Arctic Ocean Governance, The 13th Polar Law Symposium, Online.

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 18, 2020. Tackling Sustainable Development Challenges in Arctic Shipping, Online. Convenor: Kentaro Nishimoto

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 17, 2020. Polar Regions, International Law and Areas beyond National Jurisdiction, Online. Convenor: Zia Madani*, Mami Furuhata, Akiho Shibata

November 2020
Presentation

Alexander Sergunin*, November 16, 2020. The Politics of Russian Arctic Shipping: The interplay of security/geopolitical and legal factors. Seminar on the Regulation of the Northern Sea Route, The 13th Polar Law Symposium, Online.

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 16, 2020. The Regulation of the Northern Sea Route, Online. Convenor: Kentaro Nishimoto

November 2020
Presentation

Yurika Ishii, November 16, 2020. Comments on the Regulation of the Northern Sea Route. Seminar on the Regulation of the Northern Sea Route, The 13th Polar Law Symposium, Online.

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 13, 2020. Arctic Sciences and International Law. Convenor: Akiho Shibata, Hiroyuki Enomoto

November 2020
Presentation

Rachael Lorna Johnstone*, November 9-30. Colonisation and Decolonisation at the Poles. The 13th Polar Law Symposium, Online.

November 2020
Presentation

Tomohiko Kobayashi. November 13, 2020. Role of International Trade and Investment Rules to Promote Operation of Unmanned Surface Vessels in the Arctic Ocean. Seminar on Arctic Sciences and International Law, The 13th Polar Law Symposium, Online.

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 12, 2020. Arctic Science Cooperation Agreement: Implications for Asian countries and their scientists, Online. Convenor: Akiho Shibata, Hiroyuki Enomoto

November 2020
Presentation

Han Liu, Akiho Shibata, KyongSa Ri, November 12, 2020. Arctic Science Cooperation Agreement: Implications for Asian countries and their scientists. Seminar on Arctic Science Cooperation Agreement, The 13th Polar Law Symposium, Online.

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 10, 2020. The Polluter-pays Principle in a Transboundary Context – the Case of Arctic Ocean Continental Shelf Oil Production. Online. Convenor: Akiho Shibata, Kentaro Nishimoto, Yuko Osakada

November 2020
Presentation

Kanako Uzawa*, November 4, 2020. People of the North: Ainu in Japan and Sami in Norway. The 2nd of the Panel on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic, Online.

November 2020
Seminar/Event

November 4, 2020. The 2nd Seminar of the Panel on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic, Online. Convenor: Yuko Osakada

October 2020
Column

岡松暁子, 2020. 南極と北極をめぐる環境問題. ケースブック国際環境法, 東信堂, 137-138.

October 2020
Seminar/Event

October 15, 2020. Russia’s Energy Ambitions in the Arctic: Cooperation with Asia, Online. Convenor: Osamu Inagaki, Mami Furuhata, etc.

October 2020
Seminar/Event

October 8, 2020. The 1st Seminar of the Panel on the Rights of Indigenous People in the Arctic, Online. Convenor: Yuko Osakada

September 2020
Peer-reviewed Paper

Alexander Sergunin*, 2021. The Politics of Russian Arctic shipping: evolving security and geopolitical factors. Polar Journal, Vol.10, 251-272.

September 2020
Presentation

Alexander Sergunin*, September 17, 2020. The Future of the Arctic Council: the Russian perspective. Seminar on the Future of the Arctic Council, Online.

August 2020
Presentation

柴田明穂, 西本健太郎, 2020年8月3日. 北極海航路を取り巻く国際法. 第10回北極海航路に係る産学官連携協議会, 東京. (招待)

June 2020
Peer-reviewed Paper

Oleg Anisimov, Robert Orttung, Kelsey Nyland, and Alexander Sergunin*, 2020. Cold War Legacy of Science Cooperation Offers Hope Today. Russian Analytical Digest, No. 253, 9-11.