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Researcher: Lawrence, PM (Dr Peter Lawrence)

Fields of Research

Environmental and Natural Resources Law
International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
Law
Human Rights Law
Access to Justice
Human Rights and Justice Issues
Law and Legal Studies
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Philosophy
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Environment and Resource Economics
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation

Research Objectives

Justice and the Law
Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Environmental Services
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Civil Justice
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Law Reform
Legal Processes
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A transgenerational ‘demos’? Climate treaty-making reform and procedural justice; The Oxford Martin Programme Conference ‘How can institutional mechanism safeguard for tomorrow, today?
Academics lash Lennon 'ethics'
An atmospheric trust to protect the environment for future generations? Reform options for human rights law; Human Rights and Sustainability
An atmospheric trust to protect the evironment for future generations? Reforming global human rights law
An atmospheric trust? International human rights law and the protection of the environment for future generations; Human Rights and Responsibilities regarding Future Generations
APEC Promises a Roar and Delivers a Whimper: The Sydney Declaration on Climate and Energy; Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law
Australian accession brings hazardous wastes convention into force; Australian Environmental Law News
Australian Climate Law in Global Context, by Alexander Zahar, Jacqueline Peel and Lee Godden
Australian climate policy and the Asia Pacific partnership on clean development and climate (APP). From Howard to Rudd: continuity or change?; International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
Australian Opinion on the Indo-Chinese-Refugee Influx 1975-79; Griffith University Press
Beyond Paris: Future Generations and Climate Justice
Book review: 'The Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance: Consequences and Management of Regime Interactions'; Transnational Environmental Law
Bringing diplomacy into the classroom: stimulating student engagement through a simulated treaty negotiation; Legal Education Review
Can 'Soft Law' Solve 'Hard Problems'? Justice, Legal Form and the Durban-Mandated Climate Negotiations; University of Tasmania Law Review
Climate change: Law and Governance- issues for Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS), Climate Change and Rural Tasmania, Forum
Conceptions and (mis)conceptions of science before international tribunals: ICJ Australia/Japan whaling case in context; 7th Polar Law Symposium
East Timor
Farmers' Rights in International Law - Sparse Pickings?; ‘Intellectual Property and Farmers Rights’, Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA)
Generations X-Z: Reconfiguring International Law to Meet the Climate Change Challenge; London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) seminar program on public policy and philosophy
Human Rights, Future Generations and Climate Change; Smith Centre for Enterprise and the Environment
Human Rights, Future Generations and Climate Change: new synergy or costly distraction; Designing just institutions for global climate governance, Australian National University (ANU),
Human Rights, Future Generations and Climate Change: Promise and Limits; Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Conference
Implementation of Environmental Conventions in the South Pacific: 'An Australian Perspective’; Australian Centre for Environmental Law, Apia
Implementation of the Climate Change Convention in the Pacific; Strengthening Environmental Legislation in the South Pacific Region
Intergenerational Equity, Environment Discourses and International Law: Time for Fresh Approaches; Australian National University (ANU) Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL), and the Australian Centre for Environmental Law (ACEL)
International institutions to represent future generations in the Anthropocene and democratic legitimacy; Intergenerational Equity in Sustainable Development Treaty Implementation
International Legal Regulation for Protection of the Ozone Layer: Some problems of implementation; Journal of Environmental Law
Justice and choice of legal instrument under the Durban mandate: Ideal and not so ideal legal form; Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World
Justice and choice of legal instrument under the Durban mandate: Ideal and not so ideal legal form’ paper presented at Workshop; ‘Climate Justice and Non-ideal Theory’, University of Oxford, Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations
Justice for future generations; Nederlands Juristenblad
Justice For Future Generations: Climate Change and International Law; Edward Elgar Publishing
Justice for future generations: environment discourses, international law and climate change; Environmental Discourses in Public and International Law
Mekong River’
Montevideo program sets environmental law agenda
Negotiation of a protocol on liability and compensation for damage resulting from transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal; Review of European Community & International Environmental Law
Protecting the South Pacific from Hazardous and Nuclear wastes dumping: the Waigani Convention’; Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (RECIEL)
Recent Amendments to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer: Establishment of a Fund to Facilitate Technology Transfer; Journal of Environmental Law
Recent Amendments to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer: Establishment of a Fund to Facilitate Technology Transfer’; Our Common Future. Environmental Law and Policy Workshop
Regional Strategies for the Implementation of Environmental Conventions: Lessons from the South Pacific?; Australian Yearbook of International Law
The Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6): A Distraction to the Kyoto Process or a Viable Alternative?; Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law
The Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6): a distraction to the Kyoto process or viable alternative?; Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL)
the environment; Cases and Materials on International Law in Australia
The ICJ Whaling Case Science, transparency and the rule of law; Journal of Law and Information Science
The ICJ Whaling Case: missed opportunity to advance the rule of Law in resolving science-related disputes in global commons?; Heidelberg Journal of International Law
The Negotiation of Multilateral Treaties: Structure, Process and Product; Annual Australian Law Students Association Conference
Torres Strait
Trade and Environment: Tasks for the Negotiators of Future Inter presentation national Environmental Treaties; Proceedings of the 1991 International Law Weekend, Australian National University Centre for International and Public Law
Treaty and MOU Guide (TAMOUG)
Wereldijd Klimaatverdrag Bliift hard nodig ('Global Climate Treaty Urgently Needed)
What do we owe the future? Climate change and Future Generations; Wilhelm-Merton-Centre for European Law and International Law
Why Lithuania? A Case Study of Active and Passive Collaboration in Mass Murder in a Lithuanian Village 1941; Why Germany? National Socialism and Anti-Semitism in the European Context

Research Projects

Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law Annual Conference, 23 June to 25 June 2011 - Canberra (May 2011); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Developing a Cross-faculty Climate Change Focussed Research Centre at Utas; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Representation of future generations and international climate litigation; Universities Australia / Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) (UADAAD)

Research Candidate Supervision

A Critical Analysis of EC - Biotech- The Panel's Approach to Other Rules of International Law and the Application of the SPS Agreement
How Adapatable are Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Regimes, Particularly in the Context of the Projected Impacts of Climate Change on Threatened Speicies and Ecosystems
Sub-Saharan Hunger as an Emerging Intellectual Property Right of Corporations in Developed Countries- Law and Economics of Options in Policy and Regualtion on Biotechnological Patents and Right to Development
The Argentine Cases- A Shadow on ICSID Arbitration?
The Human Right to Water and Freshwater Pollution
The Interface of Law and Environmental Planning in Tasmania- An Examination of Existing Regimes of Governance and Recommendations for the Future
The legal regime for the preservation of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction