Thesis Title: Wrongful Non-Cooperation in International Law

Supervisor: Professor Catherine Redgwell

Patricia's doctoral research project is concerned with obligations of States to cooperate in public international law. 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 is a tutor in public international law. She has previously worked as an arbitration associate at a Buenos Aires law firm, 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 also conducts international legal consultancy work, participates in law of the sea expert review groups, and serves as research assistant in international dispute settlement. Patricia has jointly led a number of pro bono projects as a past member of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico Executive Committee and has been co-convener of the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group

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

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