Thesis Title: Wrongful Non-Cooperation in International Law

Supervisor: Professor Catherine Redgwell

Patricia's doctoral research is concerned with international obligations of States to cooperate. Her research examines when, how, and to what extent it is possible to establish breaches of cooperation obligations and to resort to legal procedures and measures that remedy such cases of wrongful non-cooperation in international law. More information on her DPhil research project can be found here.

Patricia has previously worked as an arbitration associate at a Buenos Aires law firm, as tutor and graduate teaching assistant in public international law at the University of Oxford, as lecturer in international law and European law at Utrecht University, as research associate at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, and as assistant-attaché at the Permanent Mission of The Netherlands to the United Nations in New York. She has conducted international legal consultancy work, served as research assistant in international dispute settlement proceedings, and participated in international law of the sea expert review groups. Patricia has jointly led a number of pro bono projects as a past member of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico Executive Committee and is currently co-convener of the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group

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Public international law, including the law of the sea, international dispute settlement, international environmental law, international investment law, international criminal law, international human rights law, the law on the use of force, international peace and security, United Nations.

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