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UNAK Professor to give expert evidence to UK House of Commons Committee

Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Professor of Law at the University of Akureyri, has been called to give expert evidence to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee on 25th January 2017. The Committee is conducting an inquiry into Scotland‘s relations with the High North, examining the potential contributions Scotland can make in light of the rapid changes facing the region.

Rachael, an expert in Polar law, has been invited to the first oral evidence session of the inquiry where she will answer questions put by Members of the House of Commons and help the Committee prioritise topics for further investigation.

Rachael's written evidence to the Committee can be viewed on the inquiry website and her oral evidence will be published on the same page in due course. Rachael is the first scholar to have written about contemporary links between Scotland and the Arctic States in an article published in the Arctic Yearbook in 2012. She has also written on Italian, Icelandic and British Arctic policy and is the author of Offshore Oil and Gas Development in the Arctic under International Law: Risk and Responsibility (Brill, 2015).

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