Friday, February 13th: FFU Talk about the unique environmental law regime of Antarctica
News from Feb 10, 2015
Professor Robert V. Percival (University of Maryland, Carey School of Law) with Prof. Christian Calliess (Freie Universität Berlin)
Where: Garystraße 55 C
When: Friday, February 13th 2015, 3 pm - 5 pm
This lecture will review how well the unique legal regime to protect the Antarctic environment is working. It will discuss the difficulty of taking enforcement action against transgressors, as illustrated by controversies over Japanese whaling in Antarctica and the recent confrontation between the New Zealand navy and a criminal fishing enterprise. The lecture will compare and contrast the legal regime that governs protection of Antarctic’s environment with that applicable to the Arctic, where there has been a rush to exploit polar oil resources.