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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Dr Christopher Campbell-Duruflé is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Jorge Viñuales at the University of Cambridge. This fellowship is among the most competitive postdoctoral awards offered by the Government of Canada to scholars who have a record of research excellence and leadership. As C-EENRG Fellow, Christopher is also part of the editorial team of C-EENRG Working Papers.

Christopher’s research and practice focus on international environmental and human rights law, with a particular interest in intersections between different fields and jurisdictions. His Banting project analyzes the potential for synergies and conflict between the Paris Agreement on climate change and other closely-related regimes (e.g., human rights, trade and investment, biodiversity, energy). This research builds on his doctoral research at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dean Jutta Brunnée, in which he developed an original framework of state accountability to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps of the Paris Agreement’s implementation mechanisms.

Christopher regularly contributes to legal journals (Climate Law, Carbon & Climate Law Review), edited books (Cambridge University Press, Edward Elgar, Routledge), and conferences regarding his areas of interests. He was also a member of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency’s technical working group on assessing sustainable development impacts. Committed to teaching and clinical education, he participated in launching the Climate Law & Governance Specialization Course offered yearly during the United Nations climate negotiations, was Academic Supervisor for the Community Research Partnership in Ethics at the University of Toronto, and Supervising Lawyer for the International Clinic for the Defense of Human Rights at Université du Québec à Montréal.

A graduate of McGill University and the University of Notre Dame, Christopher has clerked for the former Chief Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal (J.J. Michel Robert), worked for Lawyers Without Borders Canada in Colombia, and was fellow at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. His profile is part of the Human Rights Defenders Exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Canada.