Robin Churchill

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Professor of International Law
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Bio

Biography

Robin Churchill has been Professor of International Law at Dundee since October 2006. Before that, he was at Cardiff University for many years, successively as lecturer, senior lecturer, reader and professor of law. He has also been a lecturer at the University of Tromso (Norway), a research officer at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and at the Centre for Maritime Policy, University of Wollongong (Australia).

Professor Churchill has acted an adviser/consultant to various non-governmental organizations (particularly environmental and fisheries organizations), a number of foreign governments, the European Commission and the European Parliament. He is a member of the editorial boards of the British Year Book of International Law, the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law and Law, Science and Policy. He is also a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration's Panel of Arbitrators for Arbitration of Disputes relating to Natural Resources and the Environment.

Professor Churchill has given numerous guest lectures and conference papers, both in the United Kingdom and in nearly 20 other countries.

Teaching

Undergraduate:- EU Law - Current Issues

LL.M. International Dispute Resolution, International Law of Marine Resources.

Professor Churchill is partially retired and therefore no longer offers postgraduate supervision.

Research

Professor Churchill's main research interests lie in the fields of the International Law of the Sea, International Environmental Law, EU fisheries law and human rights, on the first three of which he has published widely.

Publications

Churchill, R 2017,

'The General Dispute Settlement System of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: Overview, Context, and Use' Ocean Development and International Law, pp. 1-23. DOI:
10.1080/00908320.2017.1327287

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2016,

'Port State Jurisdiction Relating to the Safety of Shipping and Pollution from Ships-What Degree of Extra-territoriality?' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 31, no. 3, pp. 442-469. DOI:
10.1163/15718085-12341409

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2016,

'Dispute Settlement in the Law of the Sea: Survey for 2015 - Part i' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 31, no. 4, pp. 555-582. DOI:
10.1163/15718085-12341420

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2015,

'Dispute settlement in the Law of the Sea: survey for 2013' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 30, no. 1, pp. 1-53. DOI:
10.1163/15718085-12341337

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Abboud, W, Churchill, RR, Hartmann, J, Reid, CT & Shields, K

Inquiry into EU reform and the EU referendum: implications for Scotland.

Research output: Other Contribution



Churchill, R 2015,

The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. in DR Rothwell, AG Oude Elferink, KN Scott & T Stephens (eds), Oxford handbook on the law of the sea. Oxford handbooks in law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 24-45.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2015,

The exploitation and management of marine resources in the Arctic:: law, politics and the environmental challenge. in LC Jensen & G Hönneland (eds), Handbook on the politics of the Arctic. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 147-184.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2015,

The LOSC regime for the protection of the marine environment – fit for the twenty-first century? in R Rayfuse (ed.), Research handbook on international marine environmental law. Research handbooks in environmental law, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 3-30.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2015,

Under-utilized coastal state jurisdiction: causes and consequences. in H Ringbom (ed.), Jurisdiction over ships: post-UNCLOS developments in the law of the sea. Publications on ocean development, vol. 80, Brill Academic Publishers, pp. 278-298. DOI:
10.1163/9789004303508_012

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2015,

Compliance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: problems and prospects. in H-J Koch, D König, J Sanden & R Verheyen (eds), Legal regimes for environmental protection: governance for climate change and ocean resources. Brill Academic Publishers, pp. 288-309. DOI:
10.1163/9789004302839_020

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2015,

'Dispute settlement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: survey for 2014' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 30, no. 4, pp. 585-653. DOI:
10.1163/15718085-12341372

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2014,

The piracy provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: fit for purpose? in P Koutrakos & A Skordas (eds), The law and practice of piracy at sea: European and international perspectives. Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 9-32, The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International Perspectives, Bristol, United Kingdom, 12-13 July.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2014,

Fisheries and their impact on the marine environment: UNCLOS and beyond. in M Chantal Ribeiro (ed.), 30 Years after the Signature of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: the Protection of the Environment and the Future of the Law of the Sea - Proceedings of the International Conference. Coimbra Editora, Coimbra , pp. 23-52, International Conference "30 Years after the Signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: the protection of environment and the future of the Law of the Sea" , Porto, Portugal, 15-17 November.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2014,

Coastal Waters. in D Attard, M Fitzmaurice & NA Martinez Gutierrez (eds), The IMLI Manual of International Maritime Law. Volume I: The Law of the Sea. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 1-25.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2013,

The growing establishment of high seas marine protected areas: implications for shipping. in R Caddell & DR Thomas (eds), Shipping, law and the marine environment in the 21st century: emerging challenges for the Law of the Sea - legal implications and liabilities. Lawtext Publishing , Witney, Oxon, pp. 53-88.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2013,

'Dispute settlement in the Law of the Sea: survey for 2012' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 28, no. 4, pp. 563-614. DOI:
10.1163/15718085-12341293

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Khaliq, U & Churchill, R 2012,

The protection of economic and social rights: a particular challenge? in H Keller & G Ulfstein (eds), UN human rights treaty bodies: law and legitimacy. Studies on human rights conventions, no. 1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 199-260.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2012,

'Dispute settlement in the law of the sea: Survey for 2011' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 27, no. 3, pp. 517-551.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2012,

Compliance mechanisms in the Law of the Sea: from the individual to the collective. in HP Hestermeyer, D Konig, N Matz-Luck, V Roben, A Seibert-Fohr, PT Stoll & S Voneky (eds), Coexistence, cooperation and solidarity: Liber Amicorum Rüdiger Wolfrum. Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, pp. 777-806.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2012,

'The persisting problem of non-compliance with the law of the sea convention: disorder in the oceans' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 27, no. 4, pp. 813-820. DOI:
10.1163/15718085-12341254

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2012,

'The Bangladesh/Myanmar case: continuity and novelty in the law of maritime boundary delimitation' Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol 1, no. 1, pp. 137-152. DOI:
10.7574/cjicl.01.01.3

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2012,

'Fisheries and their impact on the marine environment: UNCLOS and beyond' Paper presented at International Conference "30 Years after the Signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: the protection of environment and the future of the Law of the Sea" , Porto, Portugal, 15/11/12 - 17/11/12, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Churchill, R 2012,

'Piracy and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea' Paper presented at The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International Perspectives, Bristol, United Kingdom, 12/07/12 - 13/07/12, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Churchill, R 2011,

'Dispute settlement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: survey for 2010' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 26, no. 4, pp. 495-523. DOI:
10.1163/157180811X592101

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2011,

The European Union and the challenges of marine governance:: from sectoral response to integrated policy? in The world ocean in globalisation: climate change, sustainable fisheries, biodiversity, shipping, regional issues. Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, pp. 395-436.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2010,

'Dispute settlement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: survey for 2009' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 25, no. 4, pp. 457-482. DOI:
10.1163/157180810X525395

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R & Ulfstein, G 2010,

The disputed maritime zones around Svalbard. in Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea. Changes in the Arctic environment and the law of the sea, Brill Academic Publishers, pp. 551-593.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2010,

Trends in dispute settlement in the law of the sea: towards the increasing availability of compulsory means. in International law and dispute settlement: new problems and techniques. International law and dispute settlement: new problems and techniques, Hart Publishing, pp. 143-171.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R & Owen, D 2010,

The EC Common Fisheries Policy. Oxford University Press.

Research output: Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2009,

'Dispute settlement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: survey for 2008' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 24, no. 4, pp. 603-616. DOI:
10.1163/092735209X12499043518223

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, RR 2008,

Conflicts between United Nations Security Council resolutions and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and their possible resolution. in MD Carsten (ed.), International law and military operations. International law studies, vol. 84, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, pp. 143-157.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2008,

'Dispute settlement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: survey for 2007' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 23, no. 4, pp. 601-642. DOI:
10.1163/157180808X353885

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Khaliq, U & Churchill, R 2008,

The European Committee of Social Rights: putting flesh on the bare bones of the European Social Charter. in Social rights jurisprudence: emerging trends in international and comparative law. Cambridge University Press, pp. 428-452.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2007,

'Dispute settlement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: survey for 2006' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 22, no. 4, pp. 463-483. DOI:
10.1163/157180807782512233

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2007,

From port state to court state? International litigation as a possible weapon to combat sub-standard ships. in TM Ndiaye & R Wolfrum (eds), Law of the sea, environmental law and settlement of disputes: liber amicorum Judge Thomas A. Mensah. Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, pp. 899-916.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R & Khaliq, U 2007,

Violations of economic, social and cultural rights: the current use and future potential of the collective complaints mechanism of the European Social Charter. in Economic, social and cultural rights in action. Oxford University Press, pp. 195-240. DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.001.0001

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2007,

'The jurisprudence of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea relating to fisheries: is there much in the net?' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 22, no. 3, pp. 383-424.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2006,

The management of shared fish stocks: the neglected "other" paragraph of Article 63 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. in Unresolved issues and new challenges to the law of the sea : time before and time after. Unresolved issues and new challenges to the law of the sea : time before and time after, Martinus Nijhoff, pp. 3-19.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2006,

'Dispute settlement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: survey for 2005' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 21, no. 4, pp. 377-388. DOI:
10.1163/157180806779441147

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2006,

'Dispute settlement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: survey for 2004' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 21, no. 1, pp. 1-14. DOI:
10.1163/157180806776639457

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2006,

'10 years of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: towards a global ocean regime?: a general appraisal' German Yearbook of International Law, vol 48, pp. 81-116.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2006,

Some reflections on the operation of the dispute settlement system of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea during its first decade. in The law of the sea: progress and prospects. Oxford University Press, pp. 388-416.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R & Fitzpatrick, D 2005,

Seafarers' rights at the national level. in Seafarers' rights. Oxford University Press, pp. 131-167.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2005,

The impact of state practice on the jurisdictional framework contained in the LOS Convention. in Stability and change in the law of the sea: the role of the LOS Convention. Martinus Nijhoff, pp. 91-143.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2005,

What future for the European Social Charter with an enlarged European Union and a developing Union economic and social rights agenda? in J Young, J Priban & A Kerner (eds), EU law and national legal systems : collection of papers, workshop 2004. Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Workshop between the Law Faculty of Charles University, Prague and Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 7-7 May.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R & Scott, J 2004,

'The Mox plant litigation: the first half-life' International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol 53, no. 3, pp. 643-676. DOI:
10.1093/iclq/53.3.643

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, RR & Khaliq, U 2004,

'The collective complaints system of the European Social Charter: an effective mechanism for ensuring compliance with economic and social rights?' European Journal of International Law, vol 15, no. 3, pp. 417-456. DOI:
10.1093/ejil/15.3.417

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2004,

The role of the International Court of Justice in maritime boundary delimitation. in Oceans management in the 21st century : institutional frameworks and responses. Oceans management in the 21st century : institutional frameworks and responses, Martinus Nijhoff, pp. 125-142.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2004,

'The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: survey for 2003' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 19, no. 4, pp. 369-382. DOI:
10.1163/1571808053310099

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2003,

The Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas. in The future of cetaceans in a changing world. Transnational Publishers, pp. 283-313.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2003,

The collective complaints system of the European Social Charter - a revitalisation of the Charter's compliance mechanisms? in Current legal issues in the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. Univerzita Karlova v Praze, pp. 107-122.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R & Lowe, V 2003,

'The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: survey for 2002' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 18, no. 4, pp. 447-456. DOI:
10.1163/157180803322710976

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Lowe, V & Churchill, R 2002,

'The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: survey for 2001' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 17, no. 4, pp. 463-484. DOI:
10.1163/157180802X00189

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, RR 2002,

'Facilitating (transnational) civil liability litigation for environmental damage by means of treaties: progress, problems, and prospects' Yearbook of International Environmental Law 2013, vol 12, pp. 3-41. DOI:
10.1093/yiel/12.1.3

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, R 2001,

Claims to maritime zones in the Arctic : law of the sea normality or polar peculiarity? in AG Oude Elferink & DR Rothwell (eds), The law of the sea and polar maritime delimitation and jurisdiction. Publications on ocean development, no. 37, Martinus Nijhoff.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 2001,

Managing straddling fish stocks in the North East Atlantic: a multiplicity of instruments and regime linkages - but how effective a management? in OS Stokke (ed.), Governing high seas fisheries: the interplay of global and regional regimes. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 235-272.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, RR 2000,

'International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea the Southern Bluefin Tuna Cases (New Zealand v. Japan : Australia v. Japan) : order for provisional measures of 27 August 1999 : decisions of international tribunals' International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol 49, no. 4, pp. 979-990. DOI:
10.1017/S0020589300064794

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, RR & Ulfstein, G 2000,

'Autonomous institutional arrangements in multilateral environmental agreements: a little-noticed phenomenon in international law' American Journal of International Law, vol 94, no. 4, pp. 623-659.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, RR 1999,

'The Barents Sea loophole agreement: a "coastal state" solution to a straddling stock problem' International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol 14, no. 4, pp. 467-490. DOI:
10.1163/157180899X00282

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Churchill, RR & Lowe, AV 1999,

The law of the sea. Manchester University Press.

Research output: Book Anthology



Churchill, R & Ulfstein, G 1992,

Marine management in disputed areas: the case of the Barents Sea. Routledge.

Research output: Book Anthology



Churchill, R, Gibson, J & Warren, LM (eds) 1991,

Law, policy and the environment. Basil Blackwell.

Research output: Book Anthology



Churchill, R & Freestone, D (eds) 1991,

International law and global climate change. Graham & Trotman.

Research output: Book Anthology



Churchill, R 1991,

Controlling emissisons of greenhouse gases. in R Churchill & D Freestone (eds), International law and global climate change. Graham & Trotman, pp. 147-163.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R & Freestone, D 1991,

Conclusions [to International law and global climate change]. in R Churchill & D Freestone (eds), International law and global climate change. Graham & Trotman, pp. 201-208.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R, Gibson, J & Warren, LM 1991,

Introduction [to Law, policy and the environment]. in R Churchill, JG Gibson & LM Warren (eds), Law, policy and the environment. Basil Blackwell.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 1991,

International environmental law and the United Kingdom. in R Churchill, J Gibson & LM Warren (eds), Law, policy and the environment. Basil Blackwell, pp. 155-173.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, R 1987,

Introduction [to The regulation of fisheries : legal, economic and social aspects : proceedings of a European workshop, University of Tromsø, Norway. 2-4 June 1986]. in G Ulfstein, P Andersen & R Churchill (eds), The regulation of fisheries : legal, economic and social aspects : proceedings of a European workshop, University of Tromsø, Norway. 2-4 June 1986. Council of Europe, pp. 3-5.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Ulfstein, G, Andersen, P & Churchill, R (eds) 1987,

The regulation of fisheries : legal, economic and social aspects : proceedings of a European workshop, University of Tromsø, Norway. 2-4 June 1986. Council of Europe.

Research output: Book Anthology



Churchill, R 1987,

The conflict between oil and fisheries: a survey of Norwegian and United Kingdom law and practice. in G Ulfstein, P Andersen & R Churchill (eds), The regulation of fisheries : legal, economic and social aspects : proceedings of a European workshop, University of Tromsø, Norway. 2-4 June 1986. Council of Europe, pp. 197-213.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Churchill, RR 1987,

EEC fisheries law. Martinus Nijhoff, Dordrecht ; Boston .

Research output: Book Anthology



Brown, ED & Churchill, RR (eds) 1987,

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: impact and implementation. Proceedings of the nineteenth annual conference of the Law of the Sea Institute, 1985. Law of the Sea Institute.

Research output: Book Anthology



Churchill, R 1987,

The EEC's contribution to the "state" practice in the field of fisheries. in The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: impact and implementation. Proceedings of the nineteenth annual conference of the Law of the Sea Institute, 1985. Law of the Sea Institute, pp. 557-568.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Activities

The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International Perspectives

Role: Participant
Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

12 7 2012

International Conference "30 Years after the Signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: the protection of environment and the future of the Law of the Sea"

Role: Participant
Activity: Participation in conference

15 11 2012