International conference on legal regulation in the Arctic starts at NEFU Faculty of Law

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  • 17 November 2020
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International conference on legal regulation in the Arctic starts at NEFU Faculty of Law

From November 17 to 21, the International Conference "Law in the Context of Sustainable Development of the Arctic: Challenges of the Time and New Opportunities" will be held online at the Faculty of Law of North-Eastern Federal University. Experts from 8 countries will participate.

Within the framework of the international conference, 17 events will be held at 5 areas. Dean of NEFU Faculty of Law Rum Ushnitsky noted that the titles of the sections show the existing problems in the legal regulation of the Arctic zones and are aimed at working out specific solutions. Experts will discuss the economic and legal mechanisms for sustainable development of the Arctic, the state and legal fundamentals for protecting the rights of the indigenous peoples of the North, the features and problems of civil and legal regulation of relations in the Arctic and other issues.

The organizers hope that the work of the sections will develop the mechanisms of legal regulation developed by scientists in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), will initiate the development of new mechanisms that have been developed in other regions and countries. “We must remember that the Arctic is a special territory. Some approaches for land regulation and other relations, which are commonly encountered on the territory of the Russian Federation, are not always well implemented and work in the Arctic zones. Issues in social and legal regulation also require a thorough and detailed analysis in order to make life in the Arctic favorable and attractive not only for representatives of the indigenous peoples of the North, but also for citizens from other regions,” comments Rum Ushnitsky.

The international conference is funded by a grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. A grant of RUB 1,095,000 was allocated for the project implementation. It should be noted that NEFU Faculty of Law will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Doctor of Law, Professor Mikhail Fedorov, who was the first one of the Yakuts to become a legal scholar, and founded a higher legal education in Yakutia.


Within the framework of the conference, master classes, round tables, scientific and practical seminars will be organized with the participation of practicing lawyers, students, undergraduates and graduate students, representatives of law enforcement agencies, municipal and state authorities of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Author: Kristina STEPANOVA, NEFU Newsroom

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