Polar Law and Private Governance
The research project aims to present a comprehensive and comparative analysis of the normative systems, including private governance systems, that govern the Arctic and Antarctic.
The research project is a collaboration between CEPRI researchers and international collaborative partners.
Global warming has drawn attention to the polar regions of the world which are becoming accessible in new ways. This also gives rise to numerous legal questions. The project will provide a contemporary overview of the legal orders of these increasingly important regions. An important part of the project concerns private governance systems in the Polar regions and their possible interplay with other legal orders. Private governance issues concern exploration and exploitation of natural resources and shipping activities in the polar regions. The project attempts to systematise Polar Law as the body of rules governing spaces, actors, and institutions surrounding the Arctic and the Antarctic.
PI Director of centre, professor
Professor, Yoshifuma Tanaka
Faculty of Law
University of Copenhagen
South Campus, Building: 5C.2.28
Karen Blixens Plads 16
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Phone: (45) 35 32 31 63