Extractive Industries in the North – what about Environmental Law and Indigenous Peoples Rights?

Second announcement – International Symposium

Welcome to International symposium at The Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø, Norway

17th – 19th November 2013

Extractive Industries in the North – what about Environmental Law and Indigenous Peoples Rights?

Researchers, such as legal scholars and social scientists, around the world are focusing on questions relating to the Arctic, and to activities in the High North. However, new possibilities lead to new challenges. We invite you to come to Tromsø to discuss the situation for Indigenous Peoples Rights and Environmental legal issues related to Extractive Industries in the North.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the North of Norway, in the beginning of two months of polar night! We are happy to present a various and very exciting program.

The program is available here.

The conference language will be English.

We start with an informal dinner reception on Sunday evening the 17th, with some introductory speeches from invited guests. The conference will continue with speakers and paper presenters on Monday and Tuesday.


Conference fee: NOK1860,-/ students NOK 930,- (includes dinner Sunday, conference expenses and lunch Monday and Tuesday)

(Each participant cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. We have pre-booked some hotel rooms. Please contact tine.m.hagensen@uit.no for more information)

Please let us know the correct address for invoices.

Please note: This does not apply to invited guests, or paper presenters.


Please forward this invitation to anyone at your institution whom it might be of interest to. Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation in this matter.

For any inquiries regarding practical matters, please contact christin.skjervold@uit.no, the administrative coordinator for the conference.

Please register before 1st November. Registration form


Susann Funderud Skogvang
Associate Professor/Head of Research Group for Sami Law and Indigenous Peoples Law
Faculty of Law
N-9037 Tromsø, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway


Norway, Europe
Direct phone: +47 77 64 4194




Starter: 17. november 2013 kl. 08.00
Slutter: 19. november 2013 kl. 17.00
Hvor: TBA
Studiested: Tromsø
Målgruppe: alle
Ansvarlig: Annikken Steinbakk
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