Legal Ice?

Jeppe Strandsbjerg

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    The idealised land|water dichotomy is most obviously challenged by ice when ‘land practice’ takes place on ice or when ‘maritime practice’ is obstructed by ice. Both instances represent disparity between the legal codification of space and its social practice. Logically, then, both instances call for alternative legal thought and practice; in the following I will emphasise the former and reflect upon the relationship between ice, law and politics. Prior to this workshop I had worked more on the relationship between cartography, geography and boundaries than specifically on ice. Listening to all the interesting conversations during the workshop, however, made me think that much of the concern with the Polar Regions in general, and the presence of ice in particular, reverberates around the question of how to accommodate various geographical presences and practices within the regulatory framework that we call international law.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event2014 Workshop on the Ice-Land-Water Interface: International Law, State Sovereignty, and the Ice-Land-Water interface - Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, UK, Durham, United Kingdom
    Duration: 19 Jun 201421 Jun 2014


    Workshop2014 Workshop on the Ice-Land-Water Interface
    LocationRadisson Blu Hotel, Durham, UK
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    SponsorDurham University
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