Catherine Redgwell

Emeritus Chichele Professor of Public International Law


Catherine Redgwell is Chichele Professor of Public International Law and fellow of All Souls College, and Co-Director of the Sustainable Oceans Programme of the Oxford Martin School.

Her research interests fall broadly within the public international field, including international energy law and international environmental law. She has co-authored two leading texts on international environmental law, Birnie, Boyle and Redgwell, International Law & the Environment (OUP, 3rd edn, 2009; 4th edn forthcoming 2019) and Bowman, Davies and Redgwell, Lyster’s International Wildlife Law (CUP, 2nd edn, 2010). In the energy field she has published widely including as co-editor and contributing author on international energy law in Energy Law in Europe (OUP, 3rd edn, 2016). She is currently co-director of the Sustainble Oceans Programme funded by the Oxford Martin School (2016-2020) and by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (2018-2020).

Catherine’s current affiliations include membership of the Academic Advisory Group of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association. She is joint general editor of the British Yearbook of International Law and joint editor of the Oxford Monographs in International Law series (OUP), having previously served as joint general editor and chair of the editorial board of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2006-20012).

In Oxford, her teaching interests focus on public international law. She has taught on the International Law of the Sea and the Comparative and Global Environmental Law courses offered to BCL and MJur students, and has teaches public international law at the undergraduate level. She is currently supervising research students in the broad areas of international dispute settlement, human rights and humanitarian law, natural resources law, law of the sea, international investment law, immunity of international organisations, and regulation of cyber operations.

Before (re)joining the Oxford Faculty, she held the chair in Public International Law at University College London (2004-2013), having previously held the position of Reader in Public International Law and Yamani Fellow at St Peter’s College (1999-2003). She has also previously held positions at the Universities of Nottingham and Manchester. In 1992/93 she spent six months on secondment to the Legal Advisers, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.


Research Interests

Public international law, international environmental law, international energy law, treaty law

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