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Mr Jan Mikael Lundmark

Member of the Durham Law School

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Jan Mikael is a PhD candidate at the Department of Law within the program of Durham University’s Arctic Research Centre for Training and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (DurhamARCTIC).

He holds a Master of Law in Polar Law polar law from the University of Akureyri, Iceland (2017), a Master of Law from the University of Gothenburg (2011), and a Master's of Science in Social Anthropology from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2007). He has also studied Natural resource law and international environmental law at the University of Iceland (2010).

Jan Mikael has a background in refugee law and has lectured at the University of Akureyri (2017), Iceland, in History, Development and Characteristics of Civil Law.

Current Research

Jan Michael's research examines the legal protection of property (possession) for Arctic indigenous peoples under the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. By analyzing how national states apply legal principles in relation to their indigenous peoples and how the European Court of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms generally apply legal principles in property protection matters, research aims to answer the question of whether the European Court of Human Rights provides effective legal protection for the property of indigenous peoples in the light of their indigenous status.


  • Lundmark, JM, Speaker (December 2019), '18th Century Legal Principles’ Contemporary Value for Human Rights Protection – The Case of the Nordic Sami Peoples’ Protection of Traditional Livelihood'. Ministry of European and Foreign Affair: Arctic Week 2019, Paris, France.
  • Lundmark, JM,  Speaker (May 2019), '18th Century Legal Principles’ Contemporary Value for Human Rights Protection – The Case of the Nordic Sami Peoples’ Protection of Traditional Livelihood', Durham Annual Postgraduate Law Conference: ‘Human Rights in a Changing Context’, Durham, UK.
  • Lundmark, JM, Breakout Speaker (October 2018), 'Protection of Arctic Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights – Understanding the Concept of Property in Relation to Indigenous Peoples: Case law from the Human Rights Courts', Arctic Circle 2018 Assembly, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Lundmark, JM, Breakout Speaker (November 2017), 'European Court of Human Rights for the Protection of Arctic Indigenous Peoples’ rights', 10th Polar Law Symposium, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Lundmark, JM, Breakout Speaker (October 2016), 'Indigenous Peoples Rights of Property: Article 1 of Protocols No 1 to the ECHR', 9th Polar Law Symposium, Akureyri, Iceland.

Research Groups

Durham Arctic Research Centre for Training and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (DurhamARCTIC)

Durham Human Rights Centre

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