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Rachael Lorna Johnstone

Rachael Lorna Johnstone is Professor of law at the University of Akureyri, Iceland and Professor of Law, Arctic Oil and Gas Studies, at the University of Greenland. Professor Johnstone specialises in Polar law: the governance of the Arctic and the Antarctic under international and domestic law. She is the author of Offshore Oil and Gas Development in the Arctic under International Law: Risk and Responsibility (Brill 2015) and has published widely on the rights of indigenous people; international human rights law; international environmental law; due diligence; state responsibility; and Arctic strategies. She is a member of the Arctic Law Thematic Network of the University of the Arctic and the International Law Association Study Group on Due Diligence.

Professor Johnstone holds a doctorate in juridical science from the University of Toronto (2004), an M.A. in Polar Law from the University of Akureyri (2014), an LL.M. in Legal Theory from the European Academy of Legal Theory (2000) and an LL.B.(Hons) from the University of Glasgow (1999).


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