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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

Department's Head of Research

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

Director of the MPhil in Environmental Policy


Office Phone: (01223) 337125

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 and the Director-General of the Latin American Society of International Law. 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, both in an advisory and a litigation context. He has served as arbitrator, counsel, expert and, earlier in his career, as secretary of arbitration tribunals, and he is also a member of the compliance committee of the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health. 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 Investment Proceedings: Converging Principles’, in Gaetano Morelli Lecture Series 2016: International Procedural Law (Roma: La Sapienza, forthcoming 2017).

(2)   The Oxford Handbook on Comparative Environmental Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017) (co-edited with Emma Lees)

(3)   Environmental and Energy Law: International, European and Comparative Dimensions, vol. I-III (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2016) (co-edited with E. Lees).

(4)   Climate Policy after the 2015 Climate Conference, Guest edited issue of Climate Policy, vol 17(1) (2016) (co-edited with J. Depledge, D. Reiner, E. Lees)

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

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

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

(8)   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-edited with D. Alland, V. Chetail and O. de Frouville).

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

(10)  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).

(11)  Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012, reprint 2015)

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

(13)  El régimen jurídico internacional relativo al cambio climático: Perspectivas y prospectivas, in: Organisation of American States (O.A.S.)/Inter-American Juridical Committee, Course on International Law ("Universalism and Regionalism at the Beginning of the 21st Century"), vol. XXXVI, 2010 (monographic course)

Refereed articles and chapters (selection):

(14)  ‘The Paris Climate Agreement: Less is More’ (2016) 59 German Yearbook of International Law, forthcoming 2017.

(15)  ‘La distribution de la charge de protéger l’environnement: Expressions juridiques de la solidarité’, in A. Supiot (ed.), La responsabilité solidaire (Paris: Conférences du College de France, forthcoming 2016).

(16)  ‘The Sources of International Investment Law’, in S. Besson, J. d’Aspremont (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Sources of International Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016), chapter 24.

(17)  ‘Investor diligence in investment proceedings: Sources and arguments’, in A. Gattini (ed.), General Principles of Law and International Investment Arbitration (forthcoming 2016).

(18)  ‘Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law: The Current State of Play’, in K. Miles (ed.), Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2016), chapter 2.

(19)  ‘Climate policy after the Paris 2015 climate conference’ (2017) 17/1 Climate Policy 1-8 (with J. Depledge, D. Reiner, E. Lees)

(20)  ‘International investment law and natural resource governance’, in K. Kulovesi, E. Morgera (eds.), Research Handbook on International Law and Natural Resources (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016), chapter 2 [also published as an E15 Think Piece for the Extractive Industries Group of the E15 Initiative, WEF/IISD/ICTSD, 2015]

(21)  'Modelling complex systems of heterogeneous agents to better design sustainability transitions policy', (2016) 37 Global Environmental Change 102 (with J.-F Mercure, H. Pollitt, A. Bassi and N. Edwards)

(22)  ‘Intellectual Property Rights as Protected Investments: How Open are the Gates? (2016) 19 Journal of International Economic Law 1 (with C. Correa)

(23)  ‘A Human Rights Approach to Extraterritorial Environmental Protection? An Assessment’, in Bhuta, N. (ed.), The Frontiers of Human Rights. Extraterritoriality and its Challenges (Oxford University Press, 2016), chapter 6.

(24)  ‘Concluding observations: The laws and the judge of foreign investment’, in A. Tanzi et al (eds), International Investment Law in Latin-America: Problems and Prospects (The Hague: Brill, 2015), chapter 31.

(25)  ‘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 frontiers. Perspectives economiques et juridiques (Paris: Dalloz, 2015), chapter 6.

(26)  ‘Rétroactivité et non-rétroactivité en droit international: Essai de clarification conceptuelle a partir de l’expérience du Tribunal de Nuremberg’ (2013/2014) 59 Annuaire français de droit international 1 (with V. Pratt)

(27)  ‘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.

(28)  ‘Principle 2: Prevention’, in J. E. Viñuales, The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 107-138 (with L.-A. Duvic-Paoli).

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

(30)  ‘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).

(31)  ‘The Environment breaks into Investment Disputes’, in M. Bungenberg, J. Griebel, S. Hobe and A. Reinisch (eds), International Investment Law (Munich/London: C.H. Beck/Hart/Nomos, 2015), pp. 1714-1738.

(32)  ‘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)

(33)  ‘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.

(34)  ‘On Legal Inquiry’, in D. Alland et al (dir.), 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), pp. 45-75.

(35)  ‘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.

(36)   ‘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).

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

(38)  ‘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)

(39)  ‘L’immunité d’exécution dans l’affaire de l’Ara Libertad devant le TIDM’ (2013) 140 Journal du droit international (Clunet) 13-44 (with S. El-Sawah)

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

(41)  ‘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.

(42)  ‘The Rise and Fall of Sustainable Development’ (2013) 22 Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 3-11.

(43)  ‘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.

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

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

(46)  ‘The use of alternative (non-judicial) means to enforce investment awards’, in Boisson de Chazournes, L., M. Kohen and J. E. Viñuales (eds.), Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff/Brill, 2012), pp. 245-275 (with D. Bentolila).

(47)  ‘La distribución del riesgo regulatorio ambiental en el derecho de las inversiones internacionales’ (2012) 12 Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional 169-209 (with F. Perez Aznar).

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

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

(50)  ‘Managing Conflicts between Environmental and Investment Protection Norms in International Law’, in Y. Kerbrat and S. Majean-Dubois (eds.), The Transformation of International Environmental Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011), pp. 171-191 (with M.-J. Langer).

(51)  ‘Foreign Investment in Latin-America: Between Love and Hatred’, in C. Auroi and A. Helg (eds.), Latin America. Dreams and Legacy 1810-2010 (London: Imperial College Press, 2011), pp. 319-358 (with M.-J. Langer).

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

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

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

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

(56)  ‘Conflits de normes en droit international: normes environnementales vs. protection des investissements’, in Société française pour le droit international, Le droit international face aux enjeux environnementaux (Paris: Pedone, 2010), pp. 407-427.

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

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

(59)  ‘Conflicting Decisions in International Arbitration’ (2009) 8 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 91 – 113 (with F. Spoorenberg).

(60)  ‘Compensation for Non-Expropriatory Breaches of International Investment Law: The Contribution of the Argentine Awards’ (2009) 26 Journal of International Arbitration 729-743 (with P.-Y. Tschanz).

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

(62)  ‘State of Necessity and Peremptory Norms in International Investment Law’ (2008) 14 NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas 79 – 103.

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

(64)  ‘Impunity: Elements for an Empirical Concept’ (2007) 25 Law and Inequality 115 – 145.

(65)  ‘Amicus Intervention in Investor-State Arbitration’ (2006/2007) Dispute Resolution Journal 72 – 81.

(66)  ‘Autour du “crime des crimes”: au-delà des affaires humaines?’ (2005) Raisons politiques 9-30.

 

 

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