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jev32@cam.ac.uk
Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy

Interests

  • Public international law
  • Environmental law and policy (international, European and comparative perspectives)
  • International investment law and arbitration
  • Human rights law and policy
  • Climate and energy law

CV / 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.

 

Further information

Publications

 

Books

"International Environmental Law" (Cambridge University Press)

Co-Author/s:
Pierre-Marie Dupuy
Published:
Apr 2015
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13:
9781107673342

"The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. A Commentary" (Oxford University Press) (Ed)

Published:
Mar 2015
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
ISBN 13:
9780199686773

"The Foundations of International Investment Law: Bringing Theory into Practice" (Oxford University Press) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Professor Joost Pauwelyn and Professor Zachary Douglas
Published:
May 2014
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
ISBN:
019968538X
ISBN 13:
978-0199685387

"Unité et diversité du droit international/Unity and Diversity of International Law" (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
D. Alland, V. Chetail, O. de Frouville
Published:
Mar 2014
Publisher:
Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff
ISBN 13:
9789004262386

"Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards" (Cambridge University Press)

Co-Author/s:
Pierre-Marie Dupuy
Published:
Apr 2013
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13:
9781107331136

"Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law" (Cambridge University Press)

"Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement" (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff)

Co-Author/s:
M. G. Kohen and L. Boisson de Chazournes
Published:
Mar 2012
Publisher:
Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff
ISBN 13:
9789004209978