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Bjarni Már Magnússon, Associate professor

School:School of Law 
Location:Mars, third floor 
Phone:5996428 
Email:bjarnimru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/bjarnim

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Bjarni Már Magnússon is an associate professor at Reykjavík University School of Law educated at the University of Iceland, Copenhagen, Miami and Edinburgh. His teaching and research interest lies in public international law, especially the law of the sea, the Arctic Ocean and most recently gender equality. Dr. Magnússon is the author of the monograph: The Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles: Delineation, Delimitation and Dispute Settlement (Brill, 2015). He is currently a visiting fellow at Duke University School of Law as a Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholar. Dr. Magnússon acted as a junior counsel for Bangladesh in the dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal. He is a Chevening alumni. 


Education

2013: Ph.D from the University of Edinburgh School of Law. Thesis: Dispute Settlement and The Establishment of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles. Supervisors: Professor Alan Boyle and Dr. James Harrison. Examiners Professor Robin Churchill and Dr. Elisa Morgeira. 
2008: Bar Exam: Admitted to practice before Iceland´s District Courts. 
2007: LL.M in Ocean and Coastal Law, University of Miami.
2007: M.A in International Relations, University of Iceland.
2005: Cand.jur, University of Iceland (Exchange Student 2002-03 at Uni. Copenhagen).

RU teaching record

2018-3L-766-INLAInternational Law and the Arctic
2018-3L-503-THJRPublic International Law
2017-1L-766-INLAInternational Law and the Arctic
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Research

The Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles: Delineation, Delimitation and Dispute Settlement (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2015).

Accepted for publication: Accepted for Publication: China as the Guardian of the International Seabed Area in the Central Arctic Ocean in Julia Jabour, Timo Koivurova & Gudmundur Alfredsson (eds.) 7 The Yearbook of Polar Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2016).

Accepted for Publication: ‘Iceland-Denmark (Greenland)’ in Coalter Lathrop (ed.) International Maritime Boundaries vol. VII (Martinus Nijhoff 2015).

Bridges and Developers ‒Monistic Tendencies in the Icelandic Maritime Zones Act‒ (2014) 60 Scandinavian Studies in Law 425-441.

Aðildarviðræður Íslands við ESB (“Assessment Report on the EU-Iceland Accession Negotiations”). 2014. Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland. Co-author with Ásgeir Jónsson, Daði Már Kristófersson, Auðunn Arnórsson et. al. 134 pages. 

Nokkrir farvegir fyrir hafréttardeilur Íslands við erlend ríki og alþjóðastofnanir [A few Pathways for Iceland’s Law of the Sea Disputes with Foreign States and International Organisations] (2014) 10 Lögrétta 9-20.

 
 

 

 
 
Legal Aspects of Arctic Shipping – Final Report. 2010. Published by DGMARE of the European Commission. Co-author with Andrew Serdy, Erik Molenaar, David VanderZwaag et al. 301 pages (Unpublished) Summary report available here
 
The Nord Stream Project under the Baltic Sea – How should environmental impact assessment requirements be seen in the light of the right to lay submarine pipelines? 2009. Published on EU4Seas website. 
 
Friður og fælingarmáttur: Er hægt að friðlýsa Ísland fyrir kjarnorkuvopnum? (“Peace and Deterrence: Is it possible to declare Iceland a Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone?”) 2009. 59;2 Tímarit lögfræðinga (“The Lawyers Journal”) 123-164 Reykjavik. 
 
Hvaða tilgangi þjónar 2. mgr. 65. gr. stjórnarskrárinnar? (“What is the purpose of Article 65(2) of the Constitution”) 2009. 3:1 Lögfræðingur (“The Lawyer”) 22-26 Akureyri. 
 
Undirliggjandi hugmyndir íslenskra ráðamanna til úthafsveiða og sjávarútvegsstefnu Evrópubandalagsins. (“The Icelandic Political Elites Underlying Ideas to High Sea Fisheries and ECs’ Common Fisheries Policy.”) in Auðunn Arnórsson (ed.). Evrópuvitund – Rannsóknir í Evrópufræðum 2007-2008 (“European Studies 2007-2008”) (p. 125–146).  Centre for Small State Studies and Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland. Reykjavik.
 
Hernaðarhliðar hafréttarins í íslensku samhengi (“The Military Aspects of the Law of the Sea in an Icelandic Perspective”). 2008. In Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson and Helga Björnsdóttir (eds.) Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IX (“Researches in Social Sciences IX”) (p. 35–44). The Social Science Research Institute. 
 
Er stefna Íslands í málefnum hafsins byggð á hafréttarsamningnum? (“Is Iceland’s Ocean Policy based on UNCLOS?”) Úlfljótur 59,3:449–458 2007. Reykjavik. 
 
 
Hlutverk landgrunnsnefndar Sameinuðu þjóðanna (“The Function of the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.”) Úlfljótur 58,3:449–493 2006. Reykjavik. 

Honours and grants

Grant from the Bjarni Benediktsson Research Fund 2011-12.
Scholarship from the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce 2011-12. 
Scholarship from the Landvirkjun Energy Fund 2011-12.  
Scholarship from the Icelandic Law of the Sea Institute 2010-11.
Chevening scholarship from the British Council 2009-10.
University of Miami School of Law Dean’s Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Academic Performance in International Economic Law.
Cobb-Family Fellowship to study at the University of Miami 2006–07.
Grant from the Icelandic Law of the Sea Institute to participate in the tenth session of the Rhodes Academy 2005. 
Prize for the best defendant’s memorial in the Nordic Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Stockholm 2002.

Subject field

Public International Law, especially the Law of the Sea.

Business relations

2012. Advisor for the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture in Iceland.2011.

Worked for Japan in the preparation of the written proceedings in the Whaling in the Antarctic Case before the International Court of Justice.

From 2010. Junior counsel for Bangladesh in the Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal before the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea.

2009. Contractor for the European Commission working on the legal aspects of Arctic shipping.


Other

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

      Is there a Role for the CLCS in Maritime Areas where the Distance between the Opposite Coasts of Neighbouring States is less than 400 Nautical Miles? International Workshop on the Legal Aspects of the Establishment of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf (IWCS 2015) held by the Japan Hydrographic Organisation, Tokyo, 26 March 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

      The Legal Status of Foreign Warships and the Vessels of the Icelandic Coast Guard in Icelandic Waters, Open Lecture, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, 5 November 2014.

 

 

      Can Zimbabwe bring Canada before an Arbitral Tribunal for establishing the Outer Limits of the Extended Continental Shelf in violation of UNCLOS, Arctic Circle, Reykjavik, 31 October 2014.

 

 

 

      The Pathway for the United States to establish the Extended Continental Shelf in the Arctic Ocean without becoming a Party to UNCLOS, The Trans-Arctic Agenda, Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, Reykjavik, 29 October 2014. 

The Delimitation of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles - State Practice, Worskhop at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsö, Norway, 23 September 2014.

 

 

 

 
 
Maritime Boundary Agreements and the Interplay between Delineation and Delimitation of the Extended Continental Shelf, International Workshopon the Legal Aspects of the Establishment of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf (IWCS 2014) held by the Nippon Foundation, the Japan Hydrographic Organisation and the Study Group on the Continental Shelf in Japan, Tokyo, 24 March 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
Is the United States Entitled to the Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles, Arctic Policy Forum – Iceland in the Arctic, Institute of the North, Anchorage (Alaska), 12 December 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
Þróun alþjóðlegs fjárfestingaréttar (“The Development of International Investment Law”), Reykjavik University, Seminar: International Investment Law – Is Iceland doing enough? 18 November 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delimited and Undelimited Maritime Zones in the Arctic, the fourteenth annual Social Science Conference at the University of Iceland, 25 October 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Is the United States Entitled to the Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles, Arctic Circle, Reykjavik, 13 October 2013.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

The United States Entitlement to the Continental Shelf after the Judgement of the International Court of Justice in the Territorial and Maritime Dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia, First China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium, Shanghai, 6 June 2013.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Territory and Maritime Zones in International Law. Seminar on Sovereignty and the International Society, the 7th seminar on the Icelandic Constitutional Bill at the University of Iceland, 27 February 2013.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Outer Continental Shelf Boundary Agreements, the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Oslo, 29 January 2013.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

The natural prolongation concept after the judgement in the dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar, Fifth Polar Law Symposium, Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi, 7 September 2012.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Dómur Alþjóðlega hafréttardómsíns í Hamborg – afmörkun landgrunns (“The judgement of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea – continental shelf delimitations”), University of Iceland, 21 March, 2012.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Outer Continental Shelf Boundary Agreements, University of Akureyri, 20 January, 2012.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

The Proposals for the Icelandic Nuclear Weapon Free Zone - The endless story.  Institute for International Affairs, University of Iceland, 12 October, 2011.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Legal Aspects of Arctic Shipping. Presented for the Discussion Group on International Law at the University of Edinburgh’s Law School, 4 October, 2010.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Environmental Concerns and Energy Supplies: The Russian-German Natural Gas Pipeline Project under the Baltic Sea. Presented at an EU4SEAS conference in Reykjavik, 27 May, 2009.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Navigation of warships in Icelandic waters. Presented at the University of Akureyri, 11 November, 2008.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Hernaðarhliðar hafréttarins í íslensku samhengi (“The Military Aspects of the Law of the Sea in an Icelandic Perspective”). The ninth annual Social Science Conference at the University of Iceland, 24 October, 2008.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Undirliggjandi hugmyndir í íslenskum hafréttarmálum og neikvæðri afstöðu til sjávarútvegstefnu Evrópubandalagsins (“The Icelandic Political Elites Underlying Ideas to High Sea Fisheries and ECs’ Common Fisheries Policy”). Presented at the Day of Young Academics at the University of Iceland, 28 February 2007.