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Jorge-Enrique-VINUALES

Jorge Enrique VIÑUALES

Adjunct Professor, International Law
Spoken languages
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • Climate, climate change, natural disasters
  • Dispute settlement
  • Energy
  • Environment, environmental policies, law, and economics
  • Finance, financial markets, international investment
  • Natural resources, extractive economies, commodities
  • Water

Profile

 

PhD, Sciences Po, Paris / LLM, Harvard University

Jorge E. Viñuales is the Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). Previously, he held the Pictet Chair of International Environmental Law at the Graduate Institute. He is a specialist in public international law, particularly as it concerns the regulation of the environment, foreign investment and energy. He has published widely in his areas of specialisation and in public international law at large, including most recently 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) and Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012 and 2015). Professor Viñuales has wide experience as a practitioner. He regularly advises companies, governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations in matters concerning international law.

 

Expertise details

 

International Environmental Law and Natural Resources ; International Investment Law and Arbitration ; Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law ; United Nations Law ; Philosophy of Law

 

Selected publications

 

Books and edited volumes

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

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

Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards (Cambridge University Press, 2012) [with Pierre-Marie Dupuy].

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.

International Environmental Law: A Modern Introduction (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2013). English version of Introduction au droit international de l’environnement (Brussels: Bruylant, forthcoming 2013) [with Pierre-Marie Dupuy].

The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. A Commentary (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2014).

‘Extraterritorial Tactics of Environmental Regulation’, in Collected courses of the Academy of European Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2014).

Introduction au droit international de l’environnement (Brussels: Bruylant, forthcoming 2013) (with Pierre-Marie Dupuy) [French version of the textbook published by Cambridge University Press].

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.

Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement (The Hague: Brill, 2012) [with L. Boisson de Chazournes and M. G. Kohen].

The Foundations of International Investment Law: Bringing Theory into Practice (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013) [with Z. Douglas and J. Pauwelyn].

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, on contract, forthcoming 2013) [with D. Alland, V. Chetail and O. de Frouville].

The U.N. Secretary-General between Law and Politics: Towards an Analytical Framework for Interdisciplinary Research (Geneva: Graduate Institute of International Studies, 2005).

L’admission d’amici curiae dans le cadre de l’arbitrage d'investissement. Analyse et sources, preface of Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (Geneva: Graduate Institute, 2008) [with F. Grisel].

 

Articles and chapters

 

  • ‘Green Investment after Rio 2012’ (2013) 15 International Community Law Review, forthcoming 2013.
  • ‘Environmental Approaches to Nuclear Weapons’, in G. Nystuen and S. Casey-Maslen (eds.), Nuclear Weapons in International Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2013), chapter 13 [with M. Kunz].
  • ‘Sovereignty in Foreign Investment Law’, in Z. Douglas, J. Pauwelyn and J. E. Viñuales (eds), The Foundations of Foreign Investment Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013).
  • ‘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, forthcoming 2013).
  • ‘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, forthcoming 2013) [with S. Chuffart].
  • ‘The Rise and Fall of Sustainable Development’ (2013) 22 Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 1-11.
  • ‘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.
  • ‘Managing Abidance by Standards for the Protection of the Environment’, in Cassese, A. (ed.) Realizing Utopia (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 326-339.
  • ‘Balacing Effectiveness and Fairness in the Redesign of the Climate Change Regime’ (2011) 24 Leiden Journal of International Law 223.
  • ‘Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law: An Ambiguous Relationship’ (2009/2010) 80 British Yearbook of International Law 244.
  • ‘Iced Freshwater Resources: A Legal Exploration’ (2009/2010) 20 Yearbook of International Environmental Law 188.
  • ‘Legal Techniques for Dealing with Scientific Uncertainty in Environmental Law’ (2010) 43 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 437-503.
  • ‘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].
  • ‘Access to Water in Foreign Investment Disputes’ (2009) 21 Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 733-751.
  • ‘The Contribution of the International Court of Justice to the Development of International Environmental Law’ (2008) 32 Fordham International Law Journal 232 – 258.
  • ‘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]
  • ‘Cartographies imaginaires: Autour du concept de ‘régime spécial’ dans les rapports entre droit humanitaire et droit de l’environnement’ (2013) 140 Journal du droit international (Clunet) 405-425.
  • ‘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.
  • ‘Du bon usage du droit international: Les négociations climatiques en perspective’ (2010/2011) 56 Annuaire français de droit international 437-470.
  • ‘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.
  • ‘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).
  • ‘Las cuestiones medioambientales y el concepto de estado de necesidad’ (2009) 119 Universitas. Revista de Derecho 223-250.
  • ‘La protección del medio ambiente y su jerarquía normativa en derecho internacional’ (2008) Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional 11 – 44.
  • ‘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, forthcoming 2013), chapter 7 [with P.-M. Dupuy].
  • ‘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, forthcoming 2013) [with P.-M. Dupuy].
  • ‘The Secret of Tomorrow: International Organisation through the Eyes of Michel Virally’ (2012) 23 European Journal of International Law 543-564.
  • ‘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).
  • ‘The “Resource Curse” – A Legal Perspective’ (2011) 17 Global Governance 197-212.
  • ‘Amicus Intervention in Investor-State Arbitration: Contemporary Practice’, in American Arbitration Association (AAA), Handbook of International Arbitration (New York: American Arbitration Association, 2010), pp. 439-458 [with F. Grisel].
  • ‘Foreign 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).
  • ‘Conflicting Decisions in International Arbitration’ (2009) 8 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 91 – 113 (with F. Spoorenberg).
  • ‘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).
  • ‘State of Necessity and Peremptory Norms in International Investment Law’ (2008) 14 NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas 79 – 103.
  • ‘Impunity: Elements for an Empirical Concept’ (2007) 25 Law and Inequality 115 – 145.
  • ‘Amicus Intervention in Investor-State Arbitration’ (2006/2007) Dispute Resolution Journal 72 – 81.
  • ‘The International Regulation of Financial Conglomerates: A Case-Study of Equivalence as an Approach to Financial Integration’ (2006) 37 California Western International Law Journal 1 – 62.
  • ‘Human Rights and Investment Arbitration: the Role of Amici Curiae’ (2006) Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional 231 – 273.
  • ‘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, forthcoming 2013).
  • ‘Michel Virally ou penser le phénomène juridique’ (2009) 55 Annuaire français de droit international 1-38.
  • ‘L'amicus curiae dans l'arbitrage d'investissement’ (2007) 22 ICSID Review-Foreign Investment Law Journal 380-432 (with F. Grisel).
  • ‘Autour du “crime des crimes”: au-delà des affaires humaines?’ (2005) Raisons politiques 9-30.
  • ‘Aspectos Conceptuales de la Jurisdicción Universal’ (2008) Revista de Derecho Penal y Procesal Penal 9-20.
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