EU Seal Products Ban Unjust, Researcher Says
Unclear in Policy and Legal Context; Became Too Political
The ban on the importation of seal products into the European Union (EU) was nothing more than a political play aimed at showing the public the animal-loving credentials of their elected representatives, a Finland university researcher says.
Nicholas Sellheim, who holds a Ph.D in Law from the University of Lapland in Finland’s northern city of Rovaniemi and a Masters in polar law, said his research shows that although the EU seal ...
Northern Lights 2016
The Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) and the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) recently produced another successful Northern Lights, a high-profile business and cultural showcase of Nunavut, Nunavik and Labrador / Nunatsiavut.
Northern Lights 2016 was held at the Shaw Centre (formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre) in Ottawa, Ontario, January 27-30, 2016. The four-day event attracted 200 exhibitors and 1,200 delegates.
New this year, in collaboration with ArcticNet, ...
European Court Upholds EU Seal Ban
A European Union ban on imports of seal products not derived from the traditional Inuit seal hunt has been upheld.
The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice rejected an appeal brought by an association representing the interests of Canadian Inuits — Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami — and seal product manufacturers against a ruling from a lower court in 2013.
The court ruled that earlier judgement was correct in holding that the legality of the basic regulation must be assessed on the ...