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International Law and Politics of the Arctic Ocean: Essays in Honor of Donat Pharand

Edited by: Suzanne Lalonde, Ted L. McDorman

ISBN13: 9789004284586
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £137.00



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International Law and Politics of the Arctic Ocean: Essays in Honor of Donat Pharand is a collection of essays in honor of Professor emeritus Donat Pharand by leading Arctic experts from around the globe.

The volume offers a clear, concise and detailed analysis of many of the issues an expanded use of the Arctic Ocean raises and of critical importance for the legal and political processes unfolding in the Arctic region.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Foreword by Donald McRae
Co-Editor’s Preface

I. INTRODUCTION
Donat Pharand: The Arctic Scholar
Suzanne Lalonde and Ronald St. J. Macdonald

II. ARCTIC OCEAN REGIONAL GOVERNANCE
The Arctic Region Council Revisited – Inspiring Future Development of the Arctic Council
Kristin Bartenstein
Lessons Learned and Lost from Pharand’s Arctic Regional Council Treaty Proposal
Andrea Charron
Pharand’s Arctic Treaty: Would an Antarctic Treaty-style Model Work in the Arctic?
Julia Jabour

III. ARCTIC SHIPPING AND NAVIGATION
Article 234 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Its Origins and Its Future
Armand de Mestral
A Note on Making the Polar Code Mandatory
J. Ashley Roach
A Note on the Potential Conflicting Treaty Rights and Obligations between the IMO’s Polar Code and Article 234 of the Law of the Sea Convention
Ted L. McDorman
The United States and Arctic Straits: The Northwest Passage and the Bering Strait
Donald R. Rothwell
Analysis of Maritime Transit Trends in the Arctic Passages
Frédéric Lasserre and Olga Alexeeva

IV. BILATERAL RELATIONS
Canada’s Arctic Waters: Comments on Circumnavigating the Legal Dispute
Bernard H. Oxman
Understanding the Canada-United States Arctic Relationship
Elizabeth B. Elliot-Meisel
The Dog in the Manger – and Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie: The United States, Canada and the Sector Principle, 1924–1955
P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Peter Kikkert
Canada – Russia Relations in the Arctic – Conflictual Rhetoric, Cooperative Realities
Jonathan R. Edge and David L. VanderZwaag

V. SPECIFIC ARCTIC LEGAL ISSUES
Does Recent Practice of the Russian Federation Point to an Arctic Sunset for the Sector Principle?
Alex G. Oude Elferink
Uncovered and Unstable Coasts: Climate Change and Territorial Sea Baselines in the Arctic
Clive Schofield and Blanche Sas
Delineation of the Outer Limits of Canada’s Arctic Ocean Continental Shelf and Its Delimitation with Neighboring States: Does It Matter Which Comes First?
Andrew Serdy
A Note on Arctic Information Platforms and International Law
Betsy Baker