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





Arctic Frontiers 2016 - Call for papers:


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

MARSAFENET Training School: "Law of the Sea and Development, University of Coruna, Spain, 1 - 3 July 2015.



4 - 5 June: Join other PhD students on a Summer Course in the Arctic.




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



The JCLOS Blog:

"The Chagos Marine Protected Area Arbitral Award and its Ruling on Fishing Rights", by Endalew Lijalem Enyew

Newest publications

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

Alex Oude Elferink

"Indian Ocean and the Law of the Sea", Oxford Handbook on the Law of the Sea. 

Alex Oude Elferink, Don Rothwell, Tim Stephens and Karen Scott

"Charting the Future for the Law of the Sea", Oxford Handbook on the Law of the Sea

Erik J. Molenaar

"Port and Coastal States", Oxford Handbook on the Law of the Sea.

Alex Oude Elferink

Pre-print: "ITLOS’s Approach to the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles in the Bangladesh/Myanmar Case: Theoretical and Practical Difficulties

 Yoshinobu Takei

“The Role of the Arctic Council in the Development of International Law: Past, Present and Future”, in The Yearbook of Polar Law, Vol. 6, 2014, pp. 349-374.

Svein Vigeland Rottem,

‘A Note on the Arctic Council Agreements’. Ocean Development and International Law, Vol 46, No 1, 2015, pp. 50-59.

Irene Dahl

"Maritime Delimitation in the Arctic: Implications for Fisheries Jurisdiction and Cooperation in the Barents Sea.", Int. Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 2014. 

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Contact information:


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

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