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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge

 

Professor Jorge E Viñuales

Professor Jorge E Viñuales

Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy

Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG)

Director of the MPhil in Environmental Policy


Office Phone: 37125

Biography:

Professor Jorge E. Viñuales holds the Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge and is the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). He is also Of Counsel with LALIVE. Prior to joining Cambridge, he was the Pictet Chair of International Environmental Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, where he keeps a limited affiliation as Adjunct Professor of Public International Law.

Professor Viñuales has published widely in his specialty areas, most recently his books The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015), International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015, with P.-M. Dupuy), The Foundations of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press, 2014, co-edited with Z. Douglas and J. Pauwelyn), Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012, co-edited with L. Boisson de Chazournes and M. G. Kohen).

He has also wide experience as a practitioner. He has worked on many cases under ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC or LCIA rules, including several high profile inter-State, investor-State, and commercial disputes, and he regularly advises companies, governments, international organisations or major NGOs on different matters of environmental law, investment law, human rights, maritime delimitation and public international law at large.

Professor Viñuales was educated in France (Doctorat - Sciences Po, Paris), the United States (LL.M. - Harvard Law School), Switzerland (Licence and Diplôme d’études approfondies in international relations - HEI; liz jur – Universität Freiburg; Licence and Diplôme d’études approfondies in political science – Université de Genève), and Argentina (Abogado – UNICEN). His native language is Spanish and he is fluent in English, French and Italian.

Key Publications

Books and edited volumes (selection):

(1) International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015) (co-author with P.-M. Dupuy) (French version: Introduction au droit international de l’environnement (Brussels: Bruylant, forthcoming September 2015).

(2) The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015) (editor).

(3) The Foundations of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press, 2014) (co-ed with Z. Douglas and J. Pauwelyn).

(4)  Unity and Diversity of International Law. Essays in Honour of Professor Pierre-Marie Dupuy / Unité et diversité du droit international. Ecrits en l’honneur du professeur Pierre-Marie Dupuy (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2014) (co-ed with D. Alland, V. Chetail and O. de Frouville).

(5)  Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards (Cambridge University Press, 2013) (co-ed with P.-M. Dupuy).

(6)  Assessing Progress in International Environmental Law, Guest edited issue of the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law – RECIEL, volume 22 (2013), issue 1 (guest editor).

(7) Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

(8) Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement: Assessing Interactions (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2012) (co-ed with L. Boisson de Chazournes and M. G. Kohen).

Refereed articles and chapters (selection):

(9)  ‘L’Etat face à la protection internationale de l’entreprise: Regards sur le droit international des investissements contemporain’, in A. Supiot (ed.), L'état de l'entreprise dans un monde sans frontières (Paris: Dalloz, forthcoming 2015).

(10)  ‘A Human Rights Approach to Extraterritorial Environmental Protection? An Assessment’, in Bhuta, N. (ed.), Human Rights as Cosmopolitan Law? Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations in International Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2015)

(11)  ‘The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: Preliminary Study, in J. E. Viñuales, The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 1-64.

(12)  ‘Human Rights and Investment Disciplines: Integration in Progress’, in M. Bungenberg, J. Griebel, S. Hobe and A. Reinisch (eds), International Investment Law (Munich/London: C.H. Beck/Hart/Nomos, 2015), pp. 1739-1767 (with P.-M. Dupuy).

(13)  ‘Sovereignty in Foreign Investment Law’, in Z. Douglas, J. Pauwelyn and J. E. Viñuales (eds), The Foundations of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press, 2014), chapter 11.

(14)  ‘Rétroactivité et non-rétroactivité en droit international: Essai de clarification conceptuelle’ (2013/2014) 59 Annuaire français de droit international 1 (with V. Pratt)

(15)  ‘Customary Law in Investment Regulation’ (2013/2014) 23 Italian Yearbook of International Law 23.

(16)  ‘Recherches sur le fondement de la légitimité judiciaire’, in V. Chetail and P.-M. Dupuy (eds.), Les origines du droit international. Mélanges en l’honneur du Prof. Peter Haggenmacher (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2014), pp. 531-597.

(17)  ‘Environmental Approaches to Nuclear Weapons’, in G. Nystuen and S. Casey-Maslen (eds.), Nuclear Weapons under International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014), chapter 11 (with M. Kunz)

(18)  ‘The Challenge of Proliferation: An Anatomy of the Debate’, in C. Romano, K. Alter and Y. Shany (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication (Oxford University Press, 2014), chapter 7 (with P.-M. Dupuy).

(19)  ‘Green Investment after Rio 2012’ (2014) 15 International Community Law Review 153.

(20)  ‘From the Other Shore: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from an International Environmental Law Perspective”, in E. Reidel, C. Golay and G. Giacca (eds.), Contemporary Issues in the Realization of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 287-307 (with S. Chuffart)

(21)  ‘Cartographies imaginaires: Observations sur la portee juridique du concept de ‘régime spécial’ en droit international’ (2013) 140 Journal du droit international (Clunet) 405-425.

(22)  ‘Vers un droit international de l’énergie : Essai de cartographie’, in M. Kohen and D. Bentolila (eds.), Mélanges en l’honneur de Jean-Michel Jacquet (Paris: LexisNexis, 2013), chapter 18.

(23)  ‘The Rise and Fall of Sustainable Development’ (2013) 22 Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 1-11.

(24)  ‘The Environmental Regulation of Foreign Investment Schemes under International Law’, in P.-M. Dupuy and J. E. Viñuales (eds.), Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards (Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 273-320.

(25)  ‘The Secret of Tomorrow: International Organisation through the Eyes of Michel Virally’ (2012) 23 European Journal of International Law 543-564.

(26)  ‘Managing Abidance by Standards for the Protection of the Environment’, in A. Cassese (ed.) Realizing Utopia (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 326-339.

(27)  ‘Balancing Effectiveness and Fairness in the Redesign of the Climate Change Regime’ (2011) 24 Leiden Journal of International Law 223-252.

(28)  ‘The “Resource Curse” – A Legal Perspective’ (2011) 17 Global Governance 197-212.

(29)  ‘Du bon usage du droit international: Les négociations climatiques en perspective’ (2010/2011) 56 Annuaire français de droit international 437-470.

(30)  ‘Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law: An Ambiguous Relationship’ (2009/2010) 80 British Yearbook of International Law 244-332.

(31)  ‘Iced Freshwater Resources: A Legal Exploration’ (2009/2010) 20 Yearbook of International Environmental Law 188-206.

(32)  ‘Legal Techniques for Dealing with Scientific Uncertainty in Environmental Law’ (2010) 43 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 437-503.

(33)  ‘Access to Water in Foreign Investment Disputes’ (2009) 21 Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 733-751.

(34)  ‘Michel Virally ou penser le phénomène juridique’ (2009) 55 Annuaire français de droit international 1-38.

(35)  ‘The Contribution of the International Court of Justice to the Development of International Environmental Law’ (2008) 32 Fordham International Law Journal 232 – 258.

(36)  ‘L'amicus curiae dans l'arbitrage d'investissement’ (2007) 22 ICSID Review-Foreign Investment Law Journal 380-432 (with F. Grisel).

 

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