K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea





9-11 December: Conference Governance of Arctic Shipping - Balancing Rights and Interests of Arctic States and User States, Singapore.

More information, program and registration.

27 October: Guest Lecture by Professor Akiho Shibata, Kobe University, Japan:

"The Whaling judgment, its implications and prospects"

26 October, Tromsø: Workshop on The EU as a Global Actor in the Arctic.

24 October, Tromsø: Professor Tore Henriksen will give a lecture on: " The role of the UN in developing International Environmental Law."

at Lørdagsuniversitetet.

Arctic Frontiers 2016 - Call for papers:




Centre days at JCLOS: - Interesting, informative and fantastic!

World leading scientists visits K.G.Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea!

In English

In Norwegian

21 - 24 September: Centre Days



12 November: Stakeholder seminar


2 September: Signe V. Busch will defend her thesis " Third State Involvement in the Context of Establishing the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf".  More information here.


 22 - 24 September: Centre Days

23 September: Centre Days Workshops - program 

25 - 26 September Energy Law Conference: "The legal issues associated with the development and use of Arctic energy resources", Tromsø - Program



At JCLOS with prestigious Marie Curie Scholarship. Claudia Cinelli, at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, came to Norway through a prestigious scholarship: The Marie Curie Scholarship from the European Union.


Vito De Lucia has been awarded The Richard Macrory Prize for the Best Article in the Journal of Environmental Law. 


The JCLOS Blog:

ITLOS, the Enrica Lexie Incident and the prescription of provisional measures: saying that there is urgency does not make it so, by Nigel Bankes.

Newest publications

Øystein Jensen

"Maritime Boundary Delimitation Beyond 200 Nautical Miles: The International Judiciary and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf" Nordic Journal of International Law, vol 84, no 4 2015, pp 580-604.


Tore Henriksen

"Protecting Polar Environments: Coherency in Regulating Arctic Shipping," Rosemary Rayfuse (ed.) Research Handbook on International Marine Environmental Law, 9781781004760.

Øystein Jensen

"The Seaward Limits of the Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles in the Arctic Ocean: Legal Framework and State Practice." L.C.Jensen and G.Hønneland  (eds), Handbook of the Politics of the Arctic. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2015, pp. 227-246.

Claudia Cinelli

'Protection and Preservation of the Arctic marine environment', Italian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. XXIV-2014, p. 159-190.

Erik J. Molenaar

“Shipping: Vessel-source Pollution”, in R. Warner and S. Kaye (eds), Routledge Handbook on Maritime Regulation and Enforcement (Routledge: 2015), pp. 176-192.

Erik J. Molenaar

“New Maritime Zones and the Law of the Sea”, in H. Ringbom (ed.) Jurisdiction over Ships - Post-UNCLOS Developments in the Law of the Sea (Brill/Nijhoff: 2015), pp. 249-277. 

Editors: Marta Chantal Ribero and Erik J. Molenaar

Proceedings of the MARSAFENET Porto Conference. 

Øystein Jensen

'Delelinjen i Barentshavet, Svalbard', i Holtsmark, Sven (red): Naboer i frykt og forventning - Norge og Russland 1917-2014 (Pax, 2015), ss. 565-575.

Vito de Lucia

Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights and the Law of the Commons. By Burns Weston and David Bollier, Journal of Environmental Law (2015) 27(2): 373-376 [Book Review]

Martin Hennig

The EU Seal Products Ban - Why Ineffective Animal Welfare Protection Cannot Justify Trade Restrictions under European and International Trade Law., Arctic Review on Law and Politics, vol 6, 1 (2015)

Erik J. Molenaar

International Law on Arctic Fisheries, Polar Law and Resources

Maria Madalena das Neves and Nigel Bankes

The Energy Policies of Selected Arctic States, Polar Law and Resources



Contact information:


Leader: Professor Tore Henriksen: tore.henriksen@uit.no

Administration: Senior Advisor Christin Skjervold: christin.skjervold@uit.no  

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