Defense of dissertation - Linda Finska

Finska will publicly defend her thesis on friday, September 3 at UiT - auditorium 3. 

Linda Finska Photo: UiT
Trial lecture - 10.15

"The role of principles in addressing marine environmental challenges"


Disputation - 12.15

Linda Finska is defending her dissertation for the degree of Ph.D. in law. Her thesis is titled  "Confronting the Global Plastics Problem Threatening the Marine Environment – A Framework and Elements of an International Legal Response"

Auditorium 3 will be open to the public. Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, you must register beforehand to attend the defence. REGISTER HERE!

The defense will also be streamed via this link:


Assessment committee:

Associate Research Officer Aleke Stöfen-O’Brien, World Maritime University in Malmö, Sverige (first opponent)​

Professor David Langlet, Göteborgs universitet, Sverige (second opponent)​

Professor Tore Henriksen, UiT Norges arktiske universitet 

Short summary of the thesis; 

At present, international law does not contain any one instrument that would have been designed to target the global plastics problem as a whole. The aim of this dissertation is to understand the science and root causes behind the problem and the role of international law and States in contributing to solutions. Unlike earlier legal research, this study approaches the global plastics problem threatening the marine environment as a continuum of three sub-problems comprising extensive plastics wastes generation, plastics leakage to the oceans, and accumulating marine plastics pollution (MPP). This approach unfolds a problem-based doctrinal and interdisciplinary assessment of international law. An international legal response to the global plastics problem arises from a mix of diverse measures coming together.

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