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International Polar Law

Donald R. Rothwell and Alan D. Hemmings

This research review provides a comprehensive overview of the law of the polar regions. It traces the historical development of polar law in the Arctic and Antarctic and then assesses in detail the specific legal regimes that have developed for both regions. Common elements are traced in assessing recent and future developments in international polar law as it has evolved from a narrow legal discourse into one that reflects a significant body of international law for regions that have increasing significance in global affairs. This research review will be an important resource for students, academics and practitioners.

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