Responsibilities and Liabilities for Commercial Activity in the Arctic
The Example of Greenland
Given the magnitude of the risks associated with commercial activities in the Arctic arising as a result of the milder climate, new business opportunities raise important questions of responsibility and liability. This book analyses the issues of responsibility and liability connected with the exploitation of natural resources, marine transport and other activities in the Arctic. Applying a combined private and public law perspective on these issues, it considers both the business and societal interests related to Arctic development using Greenland as an example. The book focuses on problems that are specific to Greenland and wider issues that affect all Arctic states.
Table of Contents
Part I: OVERALL FRAME 1. Introduction: Theme, Perspective and Case Study (Vibe Ulfbeck, Anders Møllmann and Bent Ole Gram Mortensen) 2. Self-Governance and the Overall Framework Concerning Greenland (Bent Ole Gram Mortensen) Part II: RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES WHEN EXPLOITING NATURAL RESOURCES 3. The License as a Basis for Responsibility and Liability (Vibe Ulfbeck and Lone Wandahl Mouyal) 4. Corporate social responsibility in the light of contract law – on Impact Benefit Agreements in Greenland (Lone Wandahl Mouyal) 5. Workers’ Rights and Chain Liability (Vibe Ulfbeck, Bent Ole Gram Mortensen and Jingjing Su) 6. Mineral resources under the Greenland Self-Government Act – and the question of uranium (Ole Spiermann) III. Part III: MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY 7. State Responsibility for Marine Pollution from Seabed Activities within Jurisdiction in the Marine Arctic (Yoshifuma Tanaka) 8. The Principle of "Full Reparation" for Environmental Damage and Very Small States (Rachael Lorna Johnstone) 9. Legal Aspects of Liability for Environmental Damage Caused by Offshore Petroleum Operations in Greenland (Irina Kim) 10. Liability for Ship Source Oil Pollution (Anders Møllmann and Vibe Ulfbeck) 11. What's the Price of a Polar Bear? Compensating Environmental Damage in the Arctic (Kristian Lauta) Part IV: ENFORCEMENT ISSUES 12. Litigation and arbitration in Greenland and dispute resolution under the Greenlandic standard licenses (Clement Salung Petersen and Vibe Ulfbeck) 13. Greenlandic International Trade and Investment Issues (Laura Nielsen and Lone Wandahl Mouyal) 14. Insolvency in Greenland (Ulrik Rammeskow Bang-Pedersen)
Vibe Ulfbeck is Professor and Head of Centre for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA) at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Anders Møllmann is Associate Professor at the Centre for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA) at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bent Ole Gram Mortensen is Professor at Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.