The HuSArctic project ended in December 2018, and the contents of the website will not recieve further updates.
However, until further notice the website will stay online, so the project’s activities and outcomes remain accessible.
The HuSArctic Project gladly announces the publication of the book entitled “Understanding the Many Faces of Human Security: Perspectives of Northern Indigenous Peoples”. The book is published by Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden / Boston) as part of its Studies in International Minority and Group Rights series. Edited by Dr Kamrul Hossain and Anna Petrétei, the book addresses different aspects of human security challenges facing the indigenous peoples of the Arctic and sub-Arctic region.
A food security seminar presented by HuSArctic on August 16th, 2016 was well regarded among attendees and invited guests. This one-day event brought a number of international researchers and individuals from the food sector who presented on a wide range of issues related to food in the Barents Region.
The Director of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) and the leader of the HuSArctic project, Dr. Kamrul Hossain has given a presentation at the Second International Symposium organized by the Polar Cooperation Research Centre (PCRC) at Kobe University from 28-29 July 2016. The conference has brought a number of high profile distinguished Arctic scholars from all around the globe to share views on the future design of the Arctic Ocean legal order. In the Symposium Dr.
Dr. Kamrul Hossain has coauthored with Damian Castro & Carolina Tytelman the recently published article in the Polar Geography entitled "Arctic ontologies: reframing the relationship between humans and rangifer". The article examines the reframing of the Arctic by recognizing the existence of different ontological assumptions about what is the Arctic and who dwells in it. In this connection, the article illustrates the relations between indigenous peoples and rangifer in two very different parts of the world, Labrador in Northern Canada and Northern Scandinavia.
The seminar on integrated governance of natural resources was held in Ilomantsi on 7-8 June 2016. The seminar was organized by the Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society, University of Eastern Finland.
Dr. Kamrul Hossain
Tel. +358 (0)40 484 4281kamrul.hossain[at]ulapland[dot]fi
Tel. +358 (0)40 484 4427anna.petretei[at]ulapland[dot]fi
Project coordination and webmaster
Tel. +358 (0)40 484 4241gerald.zojer[at]ulapland[dot]fi
The executive summary of the final HuSArctic conference, which took place in Helsinki, October 23-27, 2018, is available for download in
The full conference report is available for download in English.