INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION
(British Branch) LECTURE:
Shared Responsibility in International Energy Law
Professor Catherine Redgwell,
University of Oxford
Tuesday 14 January 2014
(with a drinks reception to follow).
The lecture will be held at the Faculty of Laws, UCL, Bentham House (Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG).
The event is accredited with 1 CPD hour by the SRA.
BSB accreditation is pending.
About the talk:
The allocation of shared responsibilities among multiple state and/or other actors is relatively unexplored in international law. The possibility was not excluded by the ILC in its work on the responsibility of States and of International Organisations, but it provided only limited guidance on the allocation of responsibility or of reparation in such cases. This lecture will consider the practice of shared responsibility in the specific context of international energy activities. In what circumstances might shared responsibility arise, and with what consequences? Is the concept a helpful tool in the energy resources context? The lecture reflects research contributing to the Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES) of the Amsterdam Centre for International Law (see http://www.sharesproject.nl).
Biography of the speaker
Catherine Redgwell is Chichele Professor of Public International Law and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, having previously held the chair in international law at University College London (2004-2013). She is joint editor of the British Year Book of International Law and co-editor of the Oxford Monographs in International Law Series published by OUP and a long-standing member of the Academic Advisory Group of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association. She has published widely on a range of international law issues, particularly in the environmental and energy contexts. Current research includes the international regulation of unconventional energy underground (e.g. geothermal, fracking, CCS), shared responsibility for energy activities, international governance of geoengineering (she is co-director of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme and co-investigator in the ESRC/AHRC funded Climate Geoengineering Governance project) and climate justice (she is a member of the IBA Climate Change Justice & Human Rights Task Force).
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