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Jutta Brunnée

Department of law
University of Toronto


Professor of Law and Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law, University of Toronto. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of Public International Law and International Environmental Law. Her recent work has focused on international law and international relations theory, compliance with international law, the inter-state use of force, multilateral environmental agreements, climate change issues and international environmental liability regimes. Professor Brunnée is co-author of International Climate Change Law (Oxford University Press, 2017), and of Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which was awarded the American Society of International Law’s 2011 Certificate of Merit for preeminent contribution to creative scholarship. Professor Brunnée has authored numerous articles on topics of international environmental law and international law, and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press, 2007). She is a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on Legal Principles relating to Climate Change and of World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Environmental Law Commission. In 1998-99, Professor Brunnée was the “Scholar-in-Residence” in the Legal Bureau of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, advising, inter alia, on matters under the Biodiversity and Climate Change Conventions. She served on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law (2006-16) and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2013. She will deliver a course at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2019.

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Environmental Law Legal Theory Public International Law

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