Edited by Leif Christian Jensen and Geir Hønneland
Chapter 24: Inuit foreign policy and international relations in the Arctic
The conduct of international relations in the Arctic and the resolution of international disputes in the Arctic are not the sole preserve of Arctic states or other states; they are also within the purview of the Arctic’s indigenous peoples. The development of international institutions in the Arctic, such as multi-level governance systems and indigenous peoples’ organizations, must transcend Arctic states’ agendas on sovereignty and sovereign rights and the traditional monopoly claimed by states in the area of foreign affairs. (A Circumpolar Inuit Declaration on Sovereignty in the Arctic (ICC 2009a, Article 4.2))
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