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Alan Boyle

(Former employee or visitor)


Alan Boyle specialises in Public International Law. Educated at Oxford University, he has also taught at the University of London (Queen Mary College); University of Texas Law School; William and Mary College Law School, Virginia; the University of Paris (Paris II & X), and LUISS in Rome. He was General Editor of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly from 1998 until 2006.

He is a barrister and practises occasionally in the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals, mainly in enviromental and law of the sea cases.

Research Interests

His research interests include international environmental law, the law of the sea, the law of treaties, international law-making and the settlement of international disputes.


Research outputs

  1. The choice of a treaty: Interaction between hard law and soft law in United Nations law-making

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  2. Climate change, ocean governance and UNCLOS

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  3. Climate Change and International Law Beyond the UNFCCC

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

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Research activities & awards

  1. 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  2. Mark Squillace

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

  3. Evidence submitted to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution Inquiry: Scottish independence: Constitutional implications for the rest of the UK

    Activity: Consultancy typesProviding oral or written evidence for non-academic board, committee, working group or advisory panel

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