Invitation to CEVIA’s Arctic book launch event – University of Copenhagen

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Invitation to CEVIA’s Arctic book launch event

The Faculty of Law and CEVIA proudly present the publication of the Faculty’s first legal interdisciplinary research book on the Arctic:

“Responsibilities and Liabilities for Commercial Activity in the Arctic The Example of Greenland”
ed. Vibe Ulfbeck, Anders Møllmann, Bent Ole Gram Mortensen

The book analyses issues of responsibility and liability connected with the exploitation of natural resources, marine transport and other commercial activities in the Arctic. Applying a combined private and public law perspective, it considers both the business and societal interests related to Arctic development using Greenland as a case study. The book constitutes a key output of CEVIA’s Arctic research project and is based on almost three years of research involving several members of the research centre as well as external partners.

On this occasion, CEVIA would like to invite people with an interest in the Arctic to the book launch event.

Time: Friday 29 April 15:00 - 16:30

The Faculty of Law, 02-3-44, Studiegaarden, Studiestraede 6, 3rd floor, DK-1455 Copenhagen K


  • Welcome
    Associate Dean of Research Professor Henrik Palmer Olsen
  • Arctic research at University of Copenhagen
    Assistant Professor Lone Wandahl Mouyal

  • An appetizer: Litigation and arbitration in Greenland
    Associate Professor Clement Salung Petersen
  • CEVIA's Arctic research project and the output
    Professor Vibe Ulfbeck
  • Celebration and networking - Arctic bubbles are served

Registration: The event is free of charge but due to limited space, registration is required. Please use this registration form no later than Thursday 28 April 12:00.

See the invitation to CEVIA’s Arctic book launch event (pdf)

The book is published by the British publisher, Routledge and is available here


1. Introduction: Theme, Perspective and Case Study by Vibe Ulfbeck, Anders Møllmann and Bent Ole Gram Mortensen
2. Self-Governance and the Overall Framework Concerning Greenland by Bent Ole Gram Mortensen
3. The License as a Basis for Responsibility and Liability by Vibe Ulfbeck and Lone Wandahl Mouyal
4. Corporate social responsibility in the light of contract law – on Impact Benefit Agreements in Greenland by Lone Wandahl Mouyal
5. Workers’ Rights and Chain Liability by Vibe Ulfbeck, Bent Ole Gram Mortensen and Jingjing Su
6. Mineral resources under the Greenland Self-Government Act – and the question of uranium by Ole Spiermann
7. State Responsibility for Marine Pollution from Seabed Activities within Jurisdiction in the Marine Arctic by Yoshifuma Tanaka
8. The Principle of "Full Reparation" for Environmental Damage and Very Small States by Rachael Lorna Johnstone
9. Legal Aspects of Liability for Environmental Damage Caused by Offshore Petroleum Operations in Greenland by Irina Kim
10. Liability for Ship Source Oil Pollution by Anders Møllmann and Vibe Ulfbeck
11. What's the Price of a Polar Bear? Compensating Environmental Damage in the Arctic by Kristian Lauta
12. Litigation and arbitration in Greenland and dispute resolution under the Greenlandic standard licenses by Clement Salung Petersen and Vibe Ulfbeck
13. Greenlandic International Trade and Investment Issues by Laura Nielsen and Lone Wandahl Mouyal
14. Insolvency in Greenland by Ulrik Rammeskow Bang-Pedersen