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Professor Jorge E. Viñuales

Biography:

Jorge E. Viñuales is the Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge. He has published widely in his specialty areas, most recently his books Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards (Cambridge University Press, 2013, co-edited with P.-M. Dupuy), and Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012, co-edited with L. Boisson de Chazournes and M. G. Kohen). Professor Viñuales has 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, 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.

Research Interests

  • Environmental Law (International, European and Comparative Perspectives)
  • Comparative Environmental Policy
  • Climate and Energy Law
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration
  • Public International Law
  • Legal Theory 

Keywords

  • Policy
  • Environmental Law

Key Publications

International Environmental Law: A Modern Introduction (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014) / Introduction au droit international de l'environnement (Bruxelles: Bruylant, forthcoming 2014) (co-authored with P.-M. Dupuy)

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

The Foundations of International Investment Law: Bringing Theory into Practice (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2014) (co-edited with Z. Douglas and J. Pauwelyn).

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

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

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

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