Fisheries Governance and Social Discourse in Post-Crisis Iceland: Responses to the UN Human Rights Committee’s Views in Case 1306/2004
2011 (English)In: The Yearbook of Polar Law, ISSN 1876-8814, Vol. 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper deals with the social discourse on resource rights, fisheries policy and human rights in Iceland, especially in light of the 2007 United Nations Human Rights Committee view that the Icelandic fisheries management system is in violation of basic principles of human rights. The Committee’s ruling is discussed, together with the impacts on, and implications for, Icelandic fisheries policy and the discourse on resource rights and social justice it has evoked in Iceland. In this context, the relationship between fisheries management and the privatization of a former common property resource is discussed, in particular in the light of the 2008 economic and social meltdown in Iceland.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden-Boston: Brill , 2011. Vol. 3
fisheries governance, Iceland, human rights, social discourse
Research subject Cultural Anthropology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-146238OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-146238DiVA: diva2:397777