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VISITING ACADEMIC FROM SOUTH AFRICA

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 17 May 2013

imagesProfessor Jan Glazewski  (‘Jan’) of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law at the University of Cape Town  is visiting the Centre for Law and Environment at UCL during May 2013. Apart from normal teaching and research activities over the years, Jan was involved in the incorporation of an environmental right in South Africa’s Bill of Rights, served as an advisor to former Minister of Environmental  Affairs Mohammed Valli Moosa,  and has written the  country’s leading textbook on the subject, Environmental Law in South Africa (Lexis Nexis, Durban). More recently Jan served on a reference group to advise Minister Trevor Manuel in his capacity as co-chair of the Global Ocean Commission.

While at the Centre, Jan will be working on a variety of issues including a regulatory regime for Carbon capture and storage in South Africa,  a case study of enforcement of illegal fishing activities in South African waters, entailing not only South African fishery law but also the US Lacey Act which provides for extra-territorial application of US laws to environmental offences committed abroad. He intends also to learn about teaching climate change law and has an interest in learning about blue carbon.

VISITING ACADEMIC FROM DENMARK

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 26 March 2013

Helle Tegner Anker has joined the UCL Centre for Law and the Environment as affiliate academic from March until December 2013. Helle is professor of environmental law at Copenhagen University, Denmark, and co-ordinator of the Nordic Environmental Law, Governance and Science Network (NELN+).

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During her stay she will be working on a project on the transposition and implementation of EU environmental law. The project will focus on overall trends and characteristics in EU environmental legislation and the implications for national legislation, analyzing in particular the UK experiences. The project is related to work commissioned by the Danish Ministry for the Environment. Helle’s research interests cover a broad range of environmental law topics, including access to justice, EIA, land use planning, nature protection, water quality, GMO’s, bioenergy and wind energy.  She is currently a member of the Danish Government Committee on Nature & Agriculture. For contact or further information: h.anker@ucl.ac.uk or hta@foi.ku.dk.

Turning Research into Law

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 1 March 2010

Professor Richard Macrory describes the process by which his review of regulatory sanctions became law – and in the process gave rise to the “Macrory Principles” – in an article on the main UCL website.

The article can be accessed thought this link.