Program

Extractive industries in the North –

What about Environmental Law and indigenous Peoples Rights?

Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø –The Arctic University of Norway,  17.-19. November 2013

 

 

Program

 

Sunday

17 November

 

Informal conference dinner with introductory speeches

 

Rica Ishavshotel,

Panorama room

1800

Welcome

Associate Professor

Susann F. Skogvang and

Dean Trude Haugli

 

1900

International legal framework for the protection of indigenous peoples’ rights

 

Associate Professor

Mattias Åhrén, UiT

1930

International legal framework for the protection of the environment

 

Associate Professor

Ingvild U. Jakobsen, UiT

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

18 November

 

Conference day 1

General questions and Superior aspect of extractive industries in the north

 

Radisson Blu

0900

 

Coffee

 

0915

Extractive industries and Indigenous peoples

 

UN Special Rapporteur,

Professor James Anaya

1000

Regulating environmental impact of extractive industries

 

Professor Ole Kristian Fauchald, University of Oslo

1030

Coffee

 

 

1100

Contracting around tort and defaults: The knock-for-knock principle and accident costs

 

Professor Endre Stavang,

University of Oslo, and

Professor Guideon Parchomovsky, Penn law Faculty

1130

Scandinavia as exception: FPIC and the financing of extractive industries

Dr. Rebecca Lawrence, Stockholm university

 

1200-1300

Lunch

 

 

1300

Are indigenous human rights sacrificed on the altar of the extractive industry?

 

Professor Øyvind Ravna, UiT

1330

How to apply the international human rights legal framework to a proposed mining project? (HRIA)

 

Lawyer, Lloyd Kevin Lipsett, Montréal Québec

1400

An ecosystem approach in extractive industries

 

PhD-student Vito de Lucia, UiT

1415-1430

Coffee

 

 

1430-1600

Panel discussion (Anaya, Fauchald, Stavang, Ravna and Lipsett)

 

Chair: Professor Tore Henriksen

 

1900

Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

19 November

Conference day 2

Case studies

 

Radisson Blu

0900

 

Coffee

 

0915

Canada:

Tar sand projects in Canada and the impact on the indigenous peoples and the environment

 

Professor Nigel Bankes,

UiT/University of Calgary

0945

Russia:

Extractive industries and indigenous peoples’ rights in Russia

Assistant Professor Ruslan Garipov, Kazan Federal University

 

1015-1045

Coffee

 

 

1045

Alaska:

Narratives in Conflict: Alaska Natives and Offshore Drilling in the Arctic.

Associate Professor

Michael Burger,

Roger Williams University School of Law

1120

European Union:

Foreign direct liability claim in Europe Union: an avenue of redress for victims of environmental damages

 

 

PhD-student Dorothee Cambou, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 

1140

Sápmi:

Mineral activities on reindeer grazing-land in Sweden

 

PhD-student Kristina Labba, UiT

1200-1300

Lunch

 

 

1300

Greenland:

Extractive industries on Greenland and the notion of UN Guiding principles

 

 

Lawyer, VDB-Loi,

Rutherford Hubbard

1330

Finland:

The old mining act of Finland in light of the revised one from 2011

 

Professor Timo Koivurova, University of Lapland

 

1400

Coffee

 

 

1415

Closing remarks

Professor Nigel Bankes

Professor Tore Henriksen

 

 

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