Research Profile

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller is a graduate from Université Robert Schuman (Strasbourg, Maîtrise en Droit, Certificat de Droit Européen, 1999), and University College, Cork (LL.M 2000 and Ph.D 2009). She was appointed lecturer in the Law Faculty in September 2007.
Bénédicte has two main areas of research interests. First, it is all things maritime: the protection of the marine environment in Irish and international law, the law and management of fisheries, maritime and port law. But Bénédicte is also active in the Comparative Law area. She researches the rich history of the evolution of the rule of law in Europe, through the study of various aspects of French, German and Irish law.
Bénédicte is the Director of the Law and French and Law and German programmes at the Law Faculty. Before her appointment in UCC, she worked as Law of the Sea consultant and principal researcher in the Nautical Enterprise Centre Ltd, a Cork-based company specialised in pan-European maritime research projects (DG TREN). Since 2009, Bénédicte has been working with UNCTAD and Dublin Port Company on Modern Port Management. This programme is aimed at providing development aid in the form of teaching to sea ports in developing countries. Bénédicte is a guest lecturer at the National Maritime College of Ireland since 2008 (Fisheries Law, Port Law). She is a member of the Irish Maritime Law Association, and the Secretary of the Irish Society of Comparative Law.

Research Interests

Irish and International Marine Environmental Law, Fisheries Law, Maritime and Port Law).

Comparative Law (Irish, French and German Law), Law and Languages.  

Revenue Law and Theory

Research Projects

 Project (ID))RoleDescriptionStart DateEnd Date
Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks. (R14634)Principal InvestigatorUC01-SEP-1231-AUG-15

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2013)The Precautionary Principle in Marine Environmental Law, with Special Reference to High Risk Vessels.
Dr Benedicte Sage-Fuller; (2013) The Precautionary Principle in Marine Environmental Law, with Special Reference to High Risk Vessels. London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'Special Issue- Irish Society of Comparative Law 4th annual conference proceedings publication'
Benedicte Sage-Fuller and Marie-Luce Paris (2013) 'Special Issue- Irish Society of Comparative Law 4th annual conference proceedings publication' Faculty of Law, University College Cork   [Details]
(2013)'Law and language(s) at the heart of the European project: educating different kinds of lawyers'
Benedicte Sage-Fuller, Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe, Seán Ó Conaill (2013) 'Law and language(s) at the heart of the European project: educating different kinds of lawyers' Oxford University Press, Oxford [Details]
(2006)'Precautionary Coastal States' Jurisdiction'
Bénédicte Sage; (2006) 'Precautionary Coastal States' Jurisdiction' [Details]
(2005)'Identification of High Risk Vessels in Coastal Waters'
Bénédicte Sage; (2005) 'Identification of High Risk Vessels in Coastal Waters' [Details]
(2002)'The Regulation of Ship-Based Pollution under Irish Law, Part II'
Bénédicte Sage; (2002) 'The Regulation of Ship-Based Pollution under Irish Law, Part II' [Details]
(2001)'The Regulation of Ship-Based Pollution under Irish Law, Part I'
Bénédicte Sage; (2001) 'The Regulation of Ship-Based Pollution under Irish Law, Part I' [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)Law and Translation,
Benedicte Sage-Fuller and Ferdinand zur Lippe (2012) This conference addressed the many facets of the interplay between law and translation. It involved both lawyers and trasnlators. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Law and Translation, University of Kent , 21-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12
(2010)Society of Legal Scholars,
Dr Sage-Fuller; (2010) Update on the use of the precautionary principle in fisheries law and management. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Society of Legal Scholars, Southampton , 16-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10
(2011)Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilisation,
Dr Benedicte Sage-Fuller, Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Dr Eleanor Doyle; (2011) What justice is there in the 2011 Irish taxation system?. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilisation, University College Cork , 15-SEP-11 - 16-AUG-11
(2011)3rd Annual Conference, Irish Society of Comparative Law,
Dr Benedicte Sage-Fuller; (2011) Comparative and lingusitic analysis of anti-avoidance provisions in Ireland, Canada/Quebec and France. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Annual Conference, Irish Society of Comparative Law, School of Law, UCD (ISCL 3rd Annual Conference) , 29-APR-11 - 30-APR-11
(2011)Current Legal Issues, Law and Language,
Dr Benedicte Sage-Fuller and Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe; (2011) Law, Language(s) and Justice at the Heart of the European Project - training different kinds of lawyers to meet the challenge of successful integration. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Current Legal Issues, Law and Language, Faculty of Laws, University College London , 04-JUL-11 - 05-JUL-11
(2009)Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference,
Bénédicte Sage; (2009) http://www.iscl.ie/conference.html. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference, University of Limerick , 27-FEB-09 - 28-FEB-09
(2005)Demonstrations - The Legality of Proactive Monitoring of High Risk Vessels by Coastal States,
Bénédicte Sage; (2005) Brest (Direction des Affaires Maritimes et des Gens de Mer), Dublin (Irish Coast Guard), Southampton (Maritime and Coastguard Agency), Genoa (Guardia Costiera Italiana). [Oral Presentation], Demonstrations - The Legality of Proactive Monitoring of High Risk Vessels by Coastal States, Dublin, Southampton, Genoa , 01-APR-05 - 01-MAY-05
(2005)Legal Possibilities for Vessel Traffic Management by European Coastal States,
Bénédicte Sage; (2005) European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Main Office. [Oral Presentation], Legal Possibilities for Vessel Traffic Management by European Coastal States, Brussels , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05
(2005)Coastal States Monitoring of Foreign Ships: the EU Prospective,
Bénédicte Sage; (2005) Ukrainian Coast Guard Headquarters. [Oral Presentation], Coastal States Monitoring of Foreign Ships: the EU Prospective, Odessa , 01-APR-05 - 01-APR-05

Manual

 YearPublication
(2009)Legal and Administrative Management of Ports.
Dr Benedicte Sage-Fuller; (2009) Legal and Administrative Management of Ports. Manual [Details]

Magazine Article

 YearPublication
(2012)Children, the Family and the State.
Benedicte Sage-Fuller, Gabriel Doherty and Gregor Puppinck (2012) Children, the Family and the State. New York: Magazine article   [Details]
(2011)Sauver le principe de precaution.
Benedicte Sage-Fuller (2011) Sauver le principe de precaution. Paris: Magazine article   [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2011)Dogmas cannot influence debate over corporation tax rate.
Dr Benedicte Sage-Fuller; (2011) Dogmas cannot influence debate over corporation tax rate. Irish Examiner: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2011)Law and Language Degrees Open Doors to Europe.
Dr Benedicte Sage-Fuller and Sean O'Conaill; (2011) Law and Language Degrees Open Doors to Europe. Irish Examiner: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Non Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2008)MARNIS HA2 Interim Report 2, The application in the EU of some provisions of international law for the protection and preservation of the marine environment with respect to maritime traffic.
Hans Nijsse, Alexander Patjin, Dominic Jarvis, Bénédicte Sage; (2008) MARNIS HA2 Interim Report 2, The application in the EU of some provisions of international law for the protection and preservation of the marine environment with respect to maritime traffic. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2008)MARNIS HA2 Interim Report 1, Legal Aspects for the Implementation of the MarNis Concept.
Hans Nijsse, Alexander Patjin, Dominic Jarvis, Bénédicte Sage; (2008) MARNIS HA2 Interim Report 1, Legal Aspects for the Implementation of the MarNis Concept. Unpublished Reports   [Details]
(2002)WP01 Final Report: Importance of a Port to its community, to the State and to Europe.
Michael Warner, Tim Wells, Zaomin Zhang, Bénédicte Sage; (2002) WP01 Final Report: Importance of a Port to its community, to the State and to Europe. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2002)Guide to the Implementation of European Community Nature Conservation Law: A Comparative Study (Ireland, UK, France).
Owen McIntyre, Patricia Geraghty, Bénédicte Sage; (2002) Guide to the Implementation of European Community Nature Conservation Law: A Comparative Study (Ireland, UK, France). Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)EMBARC WP03 Final Report: Tracking and Tracing and Monitoring.
Wim Van der Heijden, Cees Glansdorp, Dominic Jarvis, Bénédicte Sage, Andrea Raffetti, Holtz, Michael Baldauf; (2001) EMBARC WP03 Final Report: Tracking and Tracing and Monitoring. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)EMBARC WP08 Final Report: Simulation of an RTI in the Western Approaches, the North Sea and the Mediterranean.
Bénédicte Sage, Cees Glansdorp, Thomas Degré, Michael Baldauf, Dominic Jarvis, Dan Pillich, ; (2001) EMBARC WP08 Final Report: Simulation of an RTI in the Western Approaches, the North Sea and the Mediterranean. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)EMBARC WP04 Final Report: AIS in the Port Environment.
Wim Hoebée, Wim Van der Heijden, Dominic Jarvis, Michael Baldauf, Bénédicte Sage, Cees Glansdorp; (2001) EMBARC WP04 Final Report: AIS in the Port Environment. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Society of Comparative Law Secretary01-MAR-09 / 01-MAR-12
Irish Maritime Law Association member/
Irish Coast Guard National Environment Committee Member01-JAN-05 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Executive Committee, Irish Society of Comparative Law Secretary2008 / 2012
National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork Lecturer on Fisheries Legislation Module of the Certificate in Sea Fisheries Control and Enforcement (CSFCE)2008 / 2013

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Law Department, UCC Lecturer01-SEP-07 /
Nautical Enterprise Centre Ltd, Cork Senior Researcher & Project Manager01-SEP-01 / 31-AUG-05
Law Department, UCC Lecturer01-SEP-05 / 31-AUG-06

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2009UCC, Faculty of Law PhDMartine Environmental Law
1999Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France MAITRISE (LLCE)Maîtrise en Droit Civil (Mention Droit des Affaires) and Certificat de Droit Européen
2000UCC LLM-

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FluentFluentFluent

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
EU FP7 MUNIN, Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks
FP7 Project in Maritime Transport, "MUNIN": Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks. SST: 2012.5.2-5, E-guided vessels: the autonomous ship. In collaboration with Fraunhoffer Institute, Hamburg (coordinator). Value to UCC: €89,000
National Maritime College of Ireland

Sea Fisheries Protection Authority
Certification/Legal Module

United Nations Cooperation Training and Development (UNCTAD)

Train for Trade, Modern Port Management
Module 7: Legal and Administrative Management of Ports

EU FP5 TRAPIST (Tools and Routines to Assist Ports and Improve Shipping)
Project manager – EU FP5 TRAPIST (Tools and Routines to Assist Ports and Improve Shipping), co-funded by DG TREN of the European Commission (value: €2M)
EU FP7 SKEMA (Sustainable Knowledge Platform for the European Maritime and Logistics Industry)
Senior legal consultant – EU FP7 SKEMA (Sustainable Knowledge Platform for the European Maritime and Logistics Industry), co-funded by DG TREN of the European Commission (value: €2.2M)
EU FP5 EMBARC (European study for Baseline and Advanced Regional and Coastal traffic management)
Legal researcher - EU FP5 EMBARC (European study for Baseline and Advanced Regional and Coastal traffic management), co-funded by DG TREN of the European Commissioner (value: €2M)
EU FP6 MarNIS (Maritime Navigation and Information Systems)
Senior legal consultant – EU FP6 MarNIS (Maritime Navigation and Information Systems), co-funded by DG TREN of the European Commission (value: €19M)

Outreach Activities

 Description

Participated in the series of seminars "Sustainability and Modern Society" in UCC, seminars addressed to the general public (October-November 2012).

Organised the 4th Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference, in the Law Faculty, UCC. The conference welcomed some 60 Irish and international researchers. The proceedings will be published in a special issue of the Irish Journal of Legal Studies (under the editorship of Dr Sage-Fuller and Dr Paris from the UCD Law School, peer-reviewed, publication date expected 2013).

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Introduction to Legal Systems LW1150Introduction to Legal Systems
2014International Trade and Transport Law and Policy LW6590International Trade and Transport Law and Policy
2014Introduction to the Legal System LW1151Introduction to the Legal System
2014Principles of Revenue Law LW3368Principles of Revenue Law
2014Income Tax Law LW3369Income Tax Law
2014Legal Writing and Analysis LW1101Legal Writing and Analysis
2014Elements of French Civil Law LW2003Elements of French Civil Law

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